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Villa of King Theodoric the Great found in Italy

Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

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In Italy, near the city of Verona, archaeologists have discovered part of an ancient Roman mosaic floor from the villa of Theodoric the Great, king of the Ostrogoths. Presumably, it was created in the 5th century AD. e.

Arkeonews writes about it.

The mosaic was found during work to replace gas pipes in the village of Montorio near Verona. There is no direct evidence that the find belonged, but given the scale and wealth of the villa, scientists suggest that it was owned by Emperor Theodoric or one of his close associates.

“Pieces of the mosaic, thermal structures and residential complexes have been found in Montorio over the past decades, and now it is time to systematize them,” said Vincenzo Tine, head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of Verona.

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