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Part of Joseph Roux's map, 1764
Part of Joseph Roux's map, 1764

Facts in brief:

Located on Tyrrhenian Sea; founded by Trajan as port for Rome; flourished in late Roman era; sacked by Vandals, then Saracens (828); inhabitants moved to nearby mountains, but later returned to old site; walls strengthened in 16th cen.; damaged in WW II.

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