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In Italy, they found an ancient object that was" hunted " for 100 years
In Italy, employees of the Main Department of archeology, fine arts and landscape of the city of Verona unearthed a magnificent mosaic of an ancient Roman Villa, which was hidden under a vineyard for the last century.
According to L'arena, this Villa dates back to the third century ad. It was discovered in the 1920s in the town of Negrar Di Valpolicella, a suburb of Verona. However, only now have archaeologists been able to explore it. The fact is that there is a vineyard in this place. Since the summer of 2019, its owners have been considering whether to grant permission to conduct excavations. The work started in October, when permission was still obtained, but in February it was suspended due to a pandemic of a new coronavirus infection. Archaeologists resumed work only in may this year. For research, the owners of the vineyard assigned them small strips of land between rows of vines, but this was enough to make an important discovery. Deep below the surface, a team led by archaeologist Gianni de Zuccato has discovered a beautifully preserved luxury multi-colored mosaic with geometric patterns that decorated the floors of a Roman Villa. According to him, part of the Foundation was also found. All this together will determine the layout and exact dimensions of the ancient building. Roberto Grison, mayor of Negrar di Valpolicella, said that he was very excited about the re-opening of this Villa, because it happened after a century. The first and only so far excavations in this place were carried out in 1922. Then the researchers took photos and documented their findings. However, for some reason they did not specify the exact location of the Villa and did not give specific pointers by which to guide their followers. It turned out that the Villa found, but not carefully studied, was immediately forgotten and lost again. Only last summer, archaeologists managed to "get on her trail." Scientists believe they may have found the South side of a large columned portico that overlooked the inner garden.
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