Safe Cracker V
This challenge contains 14 true-false items to answer about the Esquiline.

For each false statement, click on the corresponding letter on the digital display.
A new number will be revealed that will open the safe if you answer correctly.

  • A: The Esquiline may have been named for the holm-oaks that grew there.
  • B: The Esquiline was comprised of two spurs and the plateau behind them.
  • C: The spurs and their summits were called the Carinae and the Fagutal.
  • D: The Esquiline was the largest of the traditional seven hills of Rome.
  • E: The Esquiline was situated between the Viminal and the Quirinal.
  • F: In early times, the Esquiline was a vast necropolis and a fetid dumpsite.
  • G: The Gardens of Maecenas was a land reclamation project on the Esquiline.
  • H: The luxurious home of the infamous Vedius Pollio was on the Esquiline.
  • I: The Velabrum was a low ridge connecting the Esquiline to the Palatine.
  • J: The Argiletum was the main street connecting the hill and the rest of Rome.
  • K: The part of the Oppian spur that sloped down to the Subura was the Fagutal.
  • L: Augustus built a popular portico on the Esquiline to honor his wife Livia.
  • M: Nero confiscated property on the Oppian spur to build his Domus Aurea.
  • N: The baths of Trajan were built on a platform over part of Nero's palace.
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