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Topographic views of Ancona: Visible are the Arch of Trajan and at the top of the hill, the Cathedral of San Ciriaco
Architecture Library, Hesburgh Libraries
Views of Ancona distributed by the French company G. Massiot & Cie (actual photographer unknown). Distributed before 1912. Ancona is located on the Adriatic Sea; was founded by Greeks from Syracuse; thrived as Roman naval base after Illyrian War of 178 BCE; given to popes by Charlemagne in 774 CE; later was maritime republic; again under papal rule from 1532.