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Virgil's tomb (Italian: ''Tomba di Virgilio'') is a Roman burial vault in Naples, said to be the tomb of the poet Virgil (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC). It is located at the entrance to the old Roman tunnel known as the ''grotta vecchia'' or ''cripta napoletana'' in the Piedigrotta district of the city, between Mergellina and Fuorigrotta. It is a small, unimpressive-looking structure, with a small dome of rocks located at the top of the park.
== History ==
The tunnel was built during the reign of Augustus connecting Neapolis (ancient Naples) to Pozzuoli and Baiae. The tunnel is over in length and between wide. The height varies from . Until the beginning of 20th century the tunnel could be used to travel from Naples to Baiae.〔
Virgil was the object of literary admiration and veneration before his death. In the following centuries and particularly in the Middle Ages his name became associated with legends of miraculous powers and his tomb the object of pilgrimages and pagan veneration.
At the time of Virgil's death, a large bay tree was near the entrance. According to a local legend, it died when Dante died, and Petrarch planted a new one. Because visitors took branches as souvenirs the second tree died too.〔(The Tomb Of Virgil ) Old and Sold〕
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