Si Trova: a Marsala, in via Massimo D'Azeglio 41
Lat: 37° 48' 15.79642" N - Long: 12° 26' 13.90982" E
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Located in the necropolis of Lilibeo, the hypogeum of Crispia Salvia was discovered in 1994.
It is placed at a depth of three meters; it is a room with six burials, which can be accessed by steps carved into the rock.
The burials are in the walls of the chamber and in the floor there are four circular cavities.
Peculiarity of this site is the decorations of the upper part of the walls, in which scenes of banquet, music, dance, peacocks, garlands and festoons are reproduced.
In one scene five dancing men go towards a woman.
On the front wall there are two winged figures holding a red garland.
Next to these there is a quadrangular plate, dating back to the II century AD, with the inscription in which the name of Crispia Salvia is indicated: a woman of noble origins, as the two names reveal, who died at the age of about 45 years.
She lived fifteen years with her husband Iulius Demetrius.
Crispia Salvia was surely to be in her second or third marriage, in fact at that time the girls usually married around the age of fourteen.
The hypogeum can be visited on Friday mornings from 09:00 to 13:00 by booking at the Baglio Anselmi Museum, tel.
0923 952535 - 377 2435240.
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