Falerii Novi

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Entrance gate to Falerii Novi.

Falerii Novi was a walled town in the Tiber River valley, about 50 km north of Rome and 6 km west of Civita Castellana. It was created by the Romans, who resettled the inhabitants of Falerii Veteres in this much less defensible position after a revolt in 241 BC. The town is situated on a slight volcanic plateau.

Recently, the town has been surveyed as part of the Tiber Valley Project, showing the urbanisation of this area by the Romans. The plan produced by the British School at Rome using magnetometry reveals in great detail the subsurface archaeological features of the Republican city.[1]

Notable locations[edit]

The church of S. Maria of Falerii is the most visible location left among the ruins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keay, Simon; Millett, M.; Poppy, S.; Robinson, J.; Taylor, J.; Terrenato, N. (2000). "Falerii Novi: a New Survey of the Walled Area". Papers of the British School at Rome 68: 1–93. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • S. Keay, M. Millett, S. Poppy, J. Robinson, J. Taylor, N. Terrenato, “Falerii Novi: a New Survey of the Walled Area”, Papers of the British School at Rome 68 (2000) 1-93.
  • Harris, W., R. Talbert, T. Elliott, S. Gillies. "Places: 413125 (Falerii)". Pleiades. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 42°18′00″N 12°21′32″E / 42.299900°N 12.358876°E / 42.299900; 12.358876