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Tombs of Aquileia

Listed under Archaeological Sites in Veneto-Dolomites, Italy.

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The Roman colony of Aquileia was established in approximately 181 BC and was predominantly built to access trade routes to the east and the north. Later Aquileia became important to the adoption and spread of Christianity.

No Roman constructions have survived above ground, but Aquileia's vast Basilica has been excavated to reveal the city's Roman history, however the majority of the area has yet to be excavated.

Most of the information known about the city and the site comes from the excavation of several subterranean tombs.

The National Archaeological Museum, one of the worlds most important Ancient Roman museums, is at Aquileia and contains over 2,000 inscriptions, statues and other antiquities.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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“Aquileia - Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basi”

'Aquileia (in Friuli-Venezia Giulia), one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Early Roman Empire, was destroyed by Attila in the mid-5th century. Most of it still lies unexcavated beneath the fields, and as such it constitutes the greatest archa… Read more...

Written by press. UNESCO

“Aquileia”

'Aquileia (in Friuli-Venezia Giulia), one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Early Roman Empire, was destroyed by Attila in the mid-5th century. Most of it still lies unexcavated beneath the fields, and as such it constitutes the greatest archa… Read more...

Written by press. UNESCO

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