Rome 4

Humanities - Ancient Rome 4: Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica is one of the most well preserved ancient Roman cities, together with Pompeii. Located on the estuary of the Tiber river, only 20km from Rome, it was founded by the legendary king Ancus Marcius in the VII century BC, as the Harbor town of Rome. Unlike Pompeii, that was a rich upper class resort town, Ostia was a commercial, working class city. Here, you don’t find the art that you find in Pompeii, but it’s the best place to understand the daily life in the Ancient Roman times. As bigger harbors were built a few kilometers north during the age of Trajan, the decline of Ostia began, until it was completely abandoned in the Middle Ages and covered by the river’s mud that preserved it until today.

  • Ancient Greeks in Italy
  • Etruscans
  • Origins of Roman Culture
  • The Roman Republic
  • The Caesars and Imperial Rome
  • The Late Roman Empire: Transformation 
  • A New Faith: Early Christianity in Rome

Rome, Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Pompeii, Paestum

Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Temples of the Forum Boarium, Aurelian Walls, Colosseum, Baths of Caracalla, Ancient Appian Way, Mausoleums, Circus Maximus, Pantheon, Catacombs, Basilicas, Archeological Park of Ostia (including Theater, Market, temples, taverns and the Synagogue), Hadrian’s Villa, Temples of Tivoli, Archeological Park of Pompeii (including Forum, temples, private houses, taverns, amphitheater), Ancient Temples of Poseidonia-Paestum, and more!

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