Villa Romana de Frielas
Posted by: RuiJSDuarte
N 38° 49.616 W 009° 08.627
29S E 487519 N 4297581
Quick Description: Archaeological Station Frielas
The Roman villa of Frielas integrate the territory assigned to the city of Olisipo (Lisbon), which would be occupied by large agricultural holdings (villa) and small pairs of socio-economic characteristics more modest.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 10/20/2011 6:22:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMCWRF
At about 2 km from Ponte de Frielas, old Roman road that linked the Olisipo to Conímbriga.
The villa has worked since the age... AD until a later period, roughly up to 1. nd half of the seventh century AD.
The opulence of the original villa is marked by the relative abundance of terra sigillata africana, the mosaic floors, architectural elements and the wall coverings. It is noted a concern of the owner to follow the decorative patterns of the time this area of the Empire, though with some economic restraint.
Located on the floodplain of Loures, on the right bank of the stream of Póvoa, benefited from the proximity of the river - allowing navigability, water supply, fish activity and the exploitation of salt, but above all in soil fertility.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.
Web Site: [Web Link]
Condition: Some remaining traces (ruins) or pieces
Admission Fee: Not listed
Opening days/times: Not listed
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