Ostia Antica, The Port City of Ancient Rome

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Presented by Italian Cultural & Community Center at Italian Cultural & Community Center, Houston TX

Jun 13
Ostia Antica, The Port City of Ancient Rome

Presented by Louis F. Aulbach and Linda C. Gorski of the Houston Archaeological Society

The ancient city of Ostia lies at the mouth of the Tiber River, about 15 miles southwest of the center of Rome. Founded as a military camp in the 4th century BC as a defense against invasion from the sea, Ostia grew into a large commercial center as Rome stabilized the Mediterranean area in the late 1st century BC. Ostia, as the port of Rome, flourished during the imperial era, but as Rome declined, so did Ostia. The city was abandoned in the 6th century AD due to hostile attacks and malaria. Eventually, the city was covered with sand and silt from the flooding of the Tiber. Excavations,

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