This page cannot be viewed in frames

Go to page

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Research work in Roman villa in Sicily

This post is also available in: Polish (polski)

Research work in  Roman villa in Sicily
Research work in Roman villa in Sicily | Photo: USF

Archaeologists from the University of South Florida have discovered a Roman villa and numerous artifacts in Sicily. The finds will allow scientists to better understand the economic system of the island in ancient times.

The research is taking place in an area of ​​approximately 500 square meters near the coastal town of Realmonte in Sicily. The villa, called Durrueli, had stairs, multiple floors, and water channels; it was used during the 2nd-7th century CE.

Scientists also managed to excavate dishes, lamps, pottery-making devices and pottery. According to preliminary research, scientists estimate that the building was used for the production of ceramics, bricks and tiles – on an industrial scale.

Part of the villa had already been discovered several decades earlier, but now, thanks to the use of 3D scanners, the research results are definitely more interesting.

The villa was certainly a typical summer residence where representatives of the upper classes rested.


IMPERIUM ROMANUM needs your support!

If you like the content that I collect on the website and that I share on social media channels I will be grateful for the support. Even the smallest amounts will allow me to pay for further corrections, improvements on the site and pay the server.



Find out more!

Check your curiosity and learn something new about the ancient world of the Romans. By clicking on the link below, you will be redirected to a random entry.

Random curiosity

Random curiosity

Discover secrets of ancient Rome!

If you want to be up to date with newest articles on website and discoveries from the world of ancient Rome, subscribe to the newsletter, which is sent each Saturday.

Subscribe to newsletter!

Subscribe to newsletter

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: