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Antiquarium and Veleia Romana

Veleia Romana -

Antiquarium and Veleia Romana

ENTRANCE

Free

HOURS

Always open
Dec, Jan, Feb 9-15. Other periods of the year 8-19.30

Contacts

Telephone: +39 0523 807113
FAX: +39 0523 807113
www.archeobo.arti.beniculturali.it/veleia/index.htm

 

One of Emilia Romagnas most important archaeological sites, it is made of an agglomerate probably dating back to the Iron period, then become Roman Municipium, chief town of a wide roman area. Discovered in 1747(when the Tabula Alimentaria Traiana was found), excavation works keep going on nowadays.

 

Antiquarium
Inaugurated in 1975 at the ground floor of a small building built at Maria Luigias time, it illustrates, by means of meaningful material and a wide didactic support, aspects of Veleias artistic and material culture as well as the importance these remains have for Cisalpine town planning. A very interesting remain is a mould of Tabula Alimentaria Traianea, the biggest roman inscription known, with the names of Veleias (and bordering territories) landowners.It dates back to the beginning of the 2nd century B.C. Moreover there are remains of a bearded man figure made in local stone, maybe representing Marsia;plaster copy of a bronze table about Cisalpine Gaul law: a wide fragment of a legislative text. Furthermore there are: a funerary stele, an inscription commemorating the basilica construction, a tondo with inscription, a plaster copy of venators marble honorary stele, a polichrome mosaic with a theatre mask and a frame decorated with a geometrical pattern

Source: local Staff of Piacenza

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