Ancient Roman mosaic floor unearthed in Italian vineyard

Comune di Negrar di Valpolicella

The archaeologists said they are working with the owner of the land and the town to find a suitable way for the public to visit the architectural wonder, but cautioned that significant time and resources will be needed before public viewing is a possibility.Ancient sites in Italy, a nation that’s been an epicenter of the pandemic, are slowly reopening to the public after months of closures. threats and claims new powers over Hong Kong

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J.K. Officials from the town shared photos of the discovery on social media this week, which highlight the floor’s complex pattern and vivid colors. Remains of the ancient villa in Negrar di Valpolicella, Italy, just north of Verona, were found by scholars around 100 years ago in a hilly area above the town. Rowling announces new children’s book

Officials said the goal was to determine the “exact extension and exact location” of the ancient construction, which was originally found in the 1920s.Just one week after returning to the site earlier this month, archaeologists found what they were looking for, L’Arena reports. After “countless decades of failed attempts,” archaeologists at the site finally spotted the flooring and foundations of the villa several feet underneath a vineyard, officials said in a statement. 

Images released by town officials show the intricate detail of the shockingly well-preserved mosaic tile floor. The Colosseum in Rome plans to reopen to visitors on June 1 with similar safety requirements. 
First published on May 28, 2020 / 1:37 PM Archaeologists were stunned by the vibrant colors of the tiles. On Tuesday, Pompeii, the Roman city buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79 A.D., officially reopened with new safety measures including online ticketing, reduced capacity, temperature checks and other social distancing rules. The discovery was made after nearly a century of searching the site of a long-lost villa. Comune di Negrar di Valpolicella

According to local news site L’Arena, archaeologists from the Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Verona returned to the site last summer in search of the villa’s foundation. China ignores U.S. Perfectly preserved ancient Roman mosaic floor unearthed beneath Italian vineyard

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May 28, 2020 / 1:37 PM
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Archaeologists in northern Italy have uncovered a rare gem — an amazingly well-preserved mosaic floor that dates back to ancient Rome. Now they’re in jail for abortion. Their work continued as recently as February, but was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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