The religious life at the heart of Ancient Rome

A trove of perfectly preserved ceramics, burnt animal bones and a wooden chalice were pulled up from a well in Ostia Antica, shedding new light on religious life at the heart of Ancient Rome. Discarded peach stones, oil lamps and marble fragments dating from the first and second centuries BC were also pulled up from the 3m-deep shaft at Ostia, an ancient port city at the mouth of the


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