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The Maggiore Gate is a double-arched gate originally part of the Anio Novus and Aqua Claudia aqueducts, which were built by Emperor Claudius over the Labican and Prenestine roads. In 52 BC. the building was rebuilt into a gate. In the 3rd century, during the construction of the Aurelian wall, the gate was built into the wall.
In the 6th century, Prokop first mentioned the gate by the name of the street leading to it – Praenestina. In the Middle Ages, the gate was also called Maior, after the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, located near the gate.
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