A newly uncovered ancient Roman winery featured marble tiling, fountains of grape juice and an extreme sense of luxury

Sat, 6 May 2023 15:12:25 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Recent excavations at the Villa of the Quintilii uncovered the remains of a
unique winery just outside Rome.

The mid-third-century CE building located along the Via Appia Antica portrays a
sense of opulence and performance almost never found at an ancient production

This exciting complex illustrates how elite Romans fused utilitarian function
with luxurious decoration and theatre to fashion their social and political

I was one of the specialist archaeologists to study this newly excavated site.
The details of this discovery are outlined in our new article in Antiquity."

Share and enjoy,
               *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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