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Ruins of Roman house were discovered in heart of Rome

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Ruins of a Roman house
Ruins of a Roman house | Photo: PAP

An interesting discovery was made in the heart of the Eternal City in 2015. Nearly 2,600 years old, well-preserved ruins of a Roman house have been found on the Quirinale. According to archaeologists, it was about 40 square meters in size and dates back to the rule of the Tarquinius.

The discovery took place outside the Palazzo Canevari – former Geological Institute – near Piazza Della Repubblica. Francesco Prosperetti, the overseer of the archaeological site of the Eternal City, claims that this is an extraordinary find. He stated that the domus was an ordinary house with walls more than 3 meters high. This is surprising news especially when we consider the fact that until now it was believed that in the 6th century BCE the area of Quirinal Hill was completely uninhabited.

The house is located on an excavation site where another interesting discovery has already been made – the remains of a large temple, probably from the 5th century BCE, have been unearthed.

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