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This structure of the early 11-12C is a well preserved medieval house preserved and revealed during the demolishing of the neighborhood of the Forum Boarium for the modern Fascist era road,  Via Luigi Petroselli. The main inscription identifies the owner of the house as Nicolaus Crescens, one of the city’s most powerful medieval families. There are a number of ancient marble architectural features reused as decoration in the facade. The house was abandoned the 15C and became city property in 1868.

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