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  • c.d. Villa degli Antonini
  • Genzano di Roma
  • Italy
  • Lazio
  • Rome
  • Nemi



  • 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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Summary (English)

  • The 2019 investigations were conducted mainly in Area 2, identified as a residential sector of the villa and located about 150 m north of the area (Area 1) containing the baths and amphitheatre.
    In Saggio P we continued to uncover the black-and-white, phytomorphic mosaic with kantharos and vine shoots (mosaic 5). This was now shown to have adorned a rectangular room measuring about 4 m on each side. To the north of Saggio P a new trench (Saggio S) was opened with the aim of establishing whether ancient wall structures continued toward The Via Appia. However, this latter investigation did not show the presence of ancient structures, but exposed cuts probably to attribute to works of modern urbanization and of the enlargement of the modern road via del Lavoro. At the same time, we completely exposed, and subjected to careful conservation and restoration, the mosaic representing a Medusa head framed in a half-shield (Saggio N; mosaic 4) which embellished the southeast niche of the large circular room. Lastly, we opened another exploration (Saggio T) between Area 1 and Area 2 at a point where a block of peperino similar to those found in Area 1 was visible on the surface, our goal being a clearer understanding of their topographical relationship and of the general layout of the site. This investigation established that the block is not in its original position, but at present the trench has not produced significant archaeological information.

    Artifacts brought to light consist mainly of fresco fragments that make up the layer that covers Mosaic 5 in Saggio P (especially white monochrome, or with phytomorphic or iconographic designs unfortunately not yet clearly identifiable). Other categories of finds include brick-stamps both epigraphical and anepigraphic, fragmentary elements in glass paste, a coin, and an assortment of iron nails.

  • Deborah Chatr Aryamontri – Montclair State University 
  • Timothy Renner – Montclair State University 


  • Deborah Chatr Aryamontri – Montclair State University


  • Carla Mattei
  • Carlo Albo
  • Roberto Civetta
  • Greg Pope
  • Claudio Vecchi
  • Daniele Nepi

Research Body

  • Montclair State University – Center for Heritage and Archaeological Studies

Funding Body

  • Montclair State University


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