Three small mausoleums discovered in Rome on the ancient Via Latina

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Three small Roman mausoleums have been discovered in Italy's capital.

A handout image released by the country's Ministry of Culture's press office shows the three sepulchral buildings belonging to the same funerary complex, which stood along the ancient Via Latina and dated between the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD.

They were discovered in the Appio Latino district, during works to replace Rome's water network

Charred marks in one of the tombs hinted that there had been a fire, which may have led Roman citizens to abandon the burial complex, according to ArtNews.

Other catacombs that have been excavated along this ancient thoroughfare are open to the public as part of the Archaeological Park of the Tombs of the Via Latina in Rome.