Summer home of Emperor Vespasian, the Coliseum builder, found

Published on August 7th, 2009 | by Admin


Archaeologists in Italy may have found the summer villa of the Roman Emperor Vespasian.

Four years of digs led by archeologist Filippo Coarelli of the University of Perugia have uncovered an ornate villa with marble quarried in North Africa and ornate mosaic floors, Stampa said. While no inscription has been found that says the villa belonged to the emperor, the location, size and quality of the structure suggest it was, Coarelli said. Vespasian is said to have died at the villa, La Stampa reported.

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One Response to Summer home of Emperor Vespasian, the Coliseum builder, found

  1. Joe Geranio says:

    I hope there is more numismatic and archaeological evidence that comes out of this find!!

    Joe Geranio
    Julio Claudian Iconographic Association

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