Ancient mosaics are being excavated in Italy

Ancient mosaics are being excavated in Italy

28 May 2020, 23:09
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Near Verona (Italy), on the territory of a vineyard in the city of Negrar di Valpolicella, a mosaic Roman floor was discovered. According to historians, the find dates back to the third century BC. on the excavated territory, you can see continuous sections of mosaic covering with geometric patterns.

Historians have long known about the ancient Villa, located on the territory of the current winery Benedetti La Villa. The ruins of the structure were first discovered during agricultural work in 1887. Then researchers unearthed mosaics depicting Gladiator fights, chariots, and religious ceremonies. All the finds were sent to the Archaeological Museum in Verona.

In 1922, during the official archaeological survey of the Villa, scientists missed one important point – they did not make detailed maps of the territory. Therefore, the discovery of the new mosaic was a surprise, since it was not mentioned in the documents. Only in 1975, during another excavation, a small section of mosaic floor was found under the soil. The last excavation was conducted last fall, but the work was suspended due to the coronavirus. Now the study of the Villa has resumed.

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