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Ancona

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-46 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-46 map






Facts in brief:

Located on the Adriatic Sea; was founded by Greeks from Syracuse; thrived as Roman naval base after Illyrian War of 178 BC; given to popes by Charlemagne in AD 774; later was maritime republic; again under papal rule from 1532.

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