Vespasian’s Villa Found


From the article:
The summer villa of Roman Emperor Vespasian has been found in the Sabine hill country northeast of Rome, Italian archaeologists announced today.

Titus Flavius Vespasianus is known for rebuilding the Roman Empire following the tumultuous reign of Emporer Nero. Vespasian changed the face of Rome by launching a major public works program, which included the construction of the Colosseum, the structure that arguably defines the glory of ancient Rome.

Dating back to the first century A.D., the massive villa, adorned with mosaic floors, baths and marbled halls, has emerged following four years of digs near the town of Cittareale, in the province of Rieti.

The villa not only is located near the place of Vespasian’s birth at Falacrinae (Vicus Phalacrinae), but also may be the site where he is said to have died.

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1 Response to “Vespasian’s Villa Found”

  1. 1 charleyjk4 August 16, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Vespasian became Emperor after the year of the Four emperors(Nero,Galba,Otho and Vitellius).He initiated reforms and lowered taxes for the poor.He is best remembered for the Flavian Amphitheater,known as the Colosseum.
    Great news that his villa has been found.

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