Darryl A. Phillips

Emperor Vespasian’s birth-place found

August 10, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

A large Roman villa (some 150,000 sq. ft.) has been found near the ancient city of Falacrinae — known to be the birthplace of the emperor Vespasian (emperor A.D. 69-79).  Excavations are underway, and given the size, location, and rich appointments of the villa, it seems likely to have been associated with the Flavian family.  We should be hearing more about this down the road, but the preliminary announcement was just released.  The Telegraph has a report.

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