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  • Colle Oppio, Terme di Traiano
  • Roma
  • Italy
  • Latium
  • Rome
  • Rome



  • The Italian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

    MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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    • In March 2000, the director of the British School at Rom, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, and the Soprintendenza and Comune di Roma, commissioned a geophysical survey over part of the Colle Oppio in the centre of Rome.

      The trial resistivity survey w

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    • As a result of the archaeological discoveries made between 1998 and 1999 in the gallery beneath the southwestern corner of the Baths of Trajan on the Oppian Hill (that included among other finds the building with the fresco “Painted City” and the wall mosa... Read More
    • Following the work undertaken between 1998-99, and the discoveries made in those years, funding was obtained under the L. 396/90 for Roma Capitale, which financed campaigns in 2003-2006 and 2007-2008.

      A museum is to be created in the gallery below the s

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    • The 2010 excavations investigated the room named of the “Vendemmia” after a large patch of preserved wall mosaic, and part of the mosaic decorating its vault. The mosaic was part of the decorative scheme of one large building, probably constructed in the F... Read More
    • In 2011, excavation continued at the centre of the gallery, also revealing various surfaces associated with the Trajanic construction site. In the room housing the Muse and Philosopher wall mosaic, the eastern sector, cut diagonally by the Trajanic walls, ... Read More
    • In 2012, the excavation continued in the northernmost part of the room revealing most of the mosaic’s lower register. This was in a better state of preservation and a series of four female figures can be distinguished.

      Digging down from the wall’s crest

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    • Excavations continued in the so-called cryptoporticus, extending and deepening the trench on the side behind the wall with the mosaic. Here, the excavation of the layers of dumped material relating to Trajanic construction activity, further exposed the whi... Read More
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  • 1 AD
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  • 2000 AD