The excavation of the archaeological site which takes its name from the king of the Ostrogoths Theodoric, were conducted from 1998 to 2016 by the University of Bologna, assisted from 2016 by the University of Parma which undertook the sole directorship of the project in 2018. Theodoric’s villa complex in Galeata is one of the latest examples, at least within the Italian peninsula, of the typology of major private residences in Late Antiquity. The site is multi-layered and characterized by seventeen centuries of occupation, from the 6th century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. The most significant discovery, related to the 2018 excavation by the University of Parma, relates to the Theodorician phase of the site: an octagonal room, attributable to the most prestigious sector of the complex and paved with an extraordinary perfectly-preserved mosaic, was brought to light. Excavations are currently being conducted in the neighboring areas of the octagonal room, which are also paved with mosaics.

Mosaici in villa. Nuovi dati sull'edilizia residenziale tardoantica dagli scavi della villa di Teoderico a Galeata / Morigi, Alessia; Villicich, Riccardo. - STAMPA. - 42:(2021), pp. 243-252. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Abitare nel Mediterraneo tardoantico. Convegno internazionale del Centro interuniversitario di Studi sull'Edilizia abitativa tardoantica nel Mediterraneo tenutosi a Bologna nel 28-31 ottobre 2019.

Mosaici in villa. Nuovi dati sull'edilizia residenziale tardoantica dagli scavi della villa di Teoderico a Galeata

Alessia Morigi
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Riccardo Villicich
2021

Abstract

The excavation of the archaeological site which takes its name from the king of the Ostrogoths Theodoric, were conducted from 1998 to 2016 by the University of Bologna, assisted from 2016 by the University of Parma which undertook the sole directorship of the project in 2018. Theodoric’s villa complex in Galeata is one of the latest examples, at least within the Italian peninsula, of the typology of major private residences in Late Antiquity. The site is multi-layered and characterized by seventeen centuries of occupation, from the 6th century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. The most significant discovery, related to the 2018 excavation by the University of Parma, relates to the Theodorician phase of the site: an octagonal room, attributable to the most prestigious sector of the complex and paved with an extraordinary perfectly-preserved mosaic, was brought to light. Excavations are currently being conducted in the neighboring areas of the octagonal room, which are also paved with mosaics.
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Mosaici in villa. Nuovi dati sull'edilizia residenziale tardoantica dagli scavi della villa di Teoderico a Galeata / Morigi, Alessia; Villicich, Riccardo. - STAMPA. - 42:(2021), pp. 243-252. ((Intervento presentato al convegno Abitare nel Mediterraneo tardoantico. Convegno internazionale del Centro interuniversitario di Studi sull'Edilizia abitativa tardoantica nel Mediterraneo tenutosi a Bologna nel 28-31 ottobre 2019.
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