Tomb of Archimedes

Syracuse, Italy

In the northeast corner of the Archaeological Park there is a long street strewn with graves from the Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods, which were carved into the limestone cliffs here. Among them there is also the famous 'tomb of Archimedes', which can be recognized easily by its gabled façade. According to legend, the famous mathematician, who died during the Roman siege of Syracuse in 212 BC, is buried here. However, even the Roman writer Cicero noted that Archimedes was buried in front of the gate to Agrigento. The supposed grave of Archimedes is a Roman columbarium from the 1st Century A.D.

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Founded: 212 BCE
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Italy

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Valentina Gildas (4 years ago)
Great place to combine trekking and archeology, a journey through history
Antony Rocker (5 years ago)
It’s badly maintained. Mostly closed off. Such a shame!
Alessandro Fornaciari (5 years ago)
It is located on the upper part of the acropolis and is partially closed, housing ancient sepulchres of important people of the Greek city.
Laurynas Dailide (5 years ago)
Great!
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