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Excavation

  • Piano della Civita
  • Artena
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  • Italy
  • Latium
  • Rome
  • Artena

Summary (English)

  • In 2004 investigations were undertaken at Piano della Civiltà which looked at the atrium villa constructed during the course of the 1st century B.C. at the centre of a large terrace.

    The villa was subsequently enlarged in the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. as attested by several brick stamps. Excavations revealed that the peristyle was surrounded on the south side by a portico with brick built columns. The excavation undertaken south of the terrace brought to light another terrace which pre-dates the earliest Roman evidence on the site. Moreover, a new mosaic pavement emerged which can be added to the mosaics covering the praefurnium, calidarium and the frigidarium of the villa’s private baths which were also adorned with decorated plaster.

  • Jan Gadeyne - Temple University Rome Campus 

Director

  • M. Roger Lambrechts - Unitè de Recherches Etrusco-Italiques

Team

  • Marisa De' Spagnolis - Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Lazio
  • Cécile Brouillard - INRAP (Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives, Francia)
  • J. Gadeyene - American University of Rome

Research Body

  • American University of Rome
  • Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Lazio
  • Unitè de Recherches Etrusco- Italiques

Funding Body

  • Comune di Artena

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