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Ancient Ostra

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Type  Settlement
Cultures  Ancient Rome
Abandoned  6th century
Founded  3rd century BC
Ancient Ostra
Location  Ostra Vetere, Province of Ancona, Marche, Italy
Periods  Roman Republic - Byzantine Empire
Website  Sito Archeologico di Ostra (Italian)
Weather  10°C, Wind S at 11 km/h, 60% Humidity

Ancient Ostra was situated between the modern town of Ostra Vetere and was inhabited from the 3rd century BC until the 6th century AD.

History

Pliny the Elder mentions Ostra with another ancient town, Suasa, 8 kilometres (5 mi) west. Neither town survived beyond the classical period. Though Ostra is little mentioned by ancient authors, excavations there have brought to light remains of various buildings and several inscriptions.

References

Ancient Ostra Wikipedia


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