The Roman era. The houses -
Roman ruins of the Fondo Cossar at Aquileia. Photo by © Gianluca Baronchelli
The archaeological area in the Cossar zones features remains of at least two or three dwellings that came to light in the 1950s. They are now being studied by the University of Padua. Near the south-eastern corner of the Republican walls, the archaeological area falls within one of Roman Aquileia’s southern blocks, delimited by a north-south road, whose basoli stone paving has survived here, and a parallel road discovered to the west (not currently visible). The remains of the houses’ walls and floors are from different periods from the 1st to the 4th centuries ad. The southern sector contains numerous mosaics from the last decades of the first century bc or the start of the 1st century ad. The central area is entirely occupied by a house. To the north, the remains of walls and mosaics, perhaps from a third residential cluster, can be seen.
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