Antiquarium di via Donota (Antiquarium in Donota Street), Trieste

Antiquarium di via Donota (Antiquarium in Donota Street), Trieste

The Antiquarium is an archeological zone with a museum annex. It is located in the lower part of the hill of San Giusto, in Donata Tower, a medieval wall tower. The exhibits come from digs of the 1980s in the area of the Roman Theatre and along Donata Street. During excavations, a wealth of archeological finds were unearthed.

One construction was built on several levels on the hillside. It was located outside the Theatre and the city walls. It certainly was a residence in the first century AD. The walls have frescoes and plaster decorations. Fine dinnerware uncovered indicates the residents had wealth. By the mid-second century, the house was buried.

An enclosure built around the area was used as a cemetery. Tombs and coffins were found along with urns, large enough to hold children's bodies. One room is devoted to items found while uncovering the house (Domus), the burials, and a dwelling near the Barbacan Square and the Arch of Riccardo.

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Sight Name: Antiquarium di via Donota (Antiquarium in Donota Street)
Sight Location: Trieste, Italy (See walking tours in Trieste)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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