Fondi Cossar, Aquileia

The archaeological sites of Aquileia is a Roman urban context, located in North-Eastern Italy (Friuli Venezia Giulia region), close to the Adriatic see. The Roman town is partially excavated and different archaeological sites are visible. The Aquileia Trust is responsible of the management of four sites of particular interest for the quantity and quality of mosaic floors, dating from the early 1st century, to the middle of the 5th century AD. The archaeological site is the area known as “Fondi Cossar”, located in the south-eastern sector of the Roman town and including three different housed, dating from the 1st century BC and the 4th AD. Two remarkable early 1st century AD mosaics, representing a Nereid on a sea bull and a floor, unswept after a banquet, now at the National Archaeological Museum, come from the house.

Site Details

CODE IT-36-UD/AqFCo
LOCATION Aquileia, Via Antica
PERIOD 1th-4th century AD
PERIOD OF EXCAVATION since 1859
OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT Superintendence of Archaeological Heritage of the Friuli Venezia Giulia (concession to Fondazione Aquileia)
PUBLIC ACCESS forbidden
CREATED BY Cristina Boschetti