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Large mosaic with polychrome marine motifs uncovered in Italy’s Trevi

Approximately 50 square metres of well-preserved Roman mosaics featuring a series of marine motifs have re-emerged during the archaeological excavations on the site of Pietrarossa, in the Umbrian municipality of Trevi.











Large mosaic with with polychrome marine motifs uncovered in Italy's Trevi
Credit: Scavi archeologici di Pietrarossa

This is not the first time that remains from the Roman era have surfaced in Trevi. Over the last five years, in fact, another mosaic of about 80 square metres was discovered, again with marine motifs.


Large mosaic with with polychrome marine motifs uncovered in Italy's Trevi

Large mosaic with with polychrome marine motifs uncovered in Italy's Trevi










Large mosaic with with polychrome marine motifs uncovered in Italy's Trevi
Credit: Scavi archeologici di Pietrarossa

The mayor of Trevi, Bernardino Sperandio, explained: «These are very important discoveries, which suggest the presence of a river port on the Clitunno which was navigable at the time. We also found the remains of a building, which was probably an emporium, a clear sign that goods were arriving here.»


Large mosaic with with polychrome marine motifs uncovered in Italy's Trevi










Large mosaic with with polychrome marine motifs uncovered in Italy's Trevi
Credit: Scavi archeologici di Pietrarossa

The excavation campaigns, which have been organised in July for the last five years, cost about 10,000 euros and have so far been financed by the Municipality and the Metelli company of Foligno through the art bonus: «It is hard both to continue the excavations on your own and to start the process of enhancing the Pietrarossa site, which we want to open to visitors. Money is needed.»


Source: Umbria 24 [trsl. TANN, July 31, 2019]



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