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Bomb scare clears Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome

November 21, 2012

A bomb scare caused the evacuation of Rome’s Castel Sant’Angelo, the historic refuge of Roman Pontiffs, on November 21. Police cleared the building after discovering a suspicious black box with flashing electronic lights.

Originally built by the Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum, the Castel Sant’Angelo was reconstructed in the 14th century and linked to St. Peter’s basilica by a covered passageway. The building, located on the Tiber, was used by Pope Clement VII as a refuge during the sack of Rome in 1527.

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