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Ancient Mosaic Floor Discovered in Verona

Ancient Mosaic Floor Discovered in Verona
Inside Verona's amphitheatre, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The excavation resumed post the pandemic lockdown

OT Staff
June 04 , 2020
02 Min Read

A well-preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor has been recently discovered near Verona. This discovery in the northern Italian city came to light a century after the remains of a villa were found in 1922, after which the site was abandoned until recently. The villa is believed to date back to the 3rd century AD and lies in a hilly area above the town of Negrar di Valpolicella.  

Last summer a team from Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Verona resumed the digging and returned later in October and again in February this year. The excavation, however, was suspended owing to the pandemic. The mosaic floor discovery was made beneath a row of vines, after work resumed.

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The discovery was made after “decades of failed attempts”. The objective here is to identify the exact extension and exact location of the ancient construction. Attempts will also be made “to identify the most suitable ways to make this archeological treasure available and open and visible under our feet,” read the post. 

“The result will not come soon and significant resources will be needed. But it's important, finally, to track the road,” it added. 

Recently, a massive sinkhole measuring 10 feet in width and 8 feet in depth has opened up in front of the Pantheon as well. 

 


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