Safe Cracker IX
This challenge contains 14 true-false items to answer about the Pincian.

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: In the early imperial period, the Pincian was known as the Collis Hortulorum.
  • B: The early name refers to the gardens of Maecenas located in the valley below.
  • C: The name Mons Pincius refers to the gens Pincia which dwelled there.
  • D: Marble decorations from the house were carried to Ravenna by Theodoric.
  • E: The estate changed hands several times before becoming imperial property.
  • F: The earliest gardens on the hill were laid out by Licinius Lucullus about 60 BC.
  • G: The gardens belonging to Valerius Asiaticus were called the horti Asiatici.
  • H: Messalina coveted them, forced the owner to commit suicide, and seized them.
  • I: The aqua Marcia emerged from underground at a point below the gardens.
  • J: Some walls around the horti Aciliorum were incorporated in the Aurelian wall.
  • K: The horti Luculliani occupied the western slope of the Pincian.
  • L: The northern, highest part of the Pincian was occupied by the horti Aciliorum.
  • M: The main route over the hill to reach the Porta Pinciana was the via Flaminia.
  • N: Nero's ashes were put in the tomb of the Cestii that is located on the Pincian.

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