Gorgeous 3rd Century Roman Mosaic Found Under Vineyard in Italy – Video

3rd-century-roman-mosaic-discovered-under-vineyard-in-italy-8 (1)

Archaeologists have found a wonderfully preserved Roman mosaic floor which dates back to the 3rd Century under a vineyard near Verona, Italy.

Trenches dug in the town of Negrar di Valpolicella has unveiled long continuous stretches of mosaic pavements with polychrome patterns of geometric shapes, guilloche, wavebands, floral vaults, and the semi-circular pelta. [source]

According to The History Blog, the appearance of a Roman villa at the Benedetti La Villa winery, still in operation today, has been known since the 19th century. Multiple efforts to unearth the remains have been made over the years but it was only this most current dig that showed the most wealth yet, and almost completely intact!

Photographs via Myko Clelland on TwitterComune di Negrar di ValpolicellaSoprintendenza Verona on Twitter

[via Colossal]

Your Comments / What Do You Think ?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.