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Lucus Feroniae

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Location  Lazio, Italy
Type  Settlement
Excavation dates  yes
Region  Provincia di Roma
Cultures  Ancient Rome
Lucus Feroniae
Periods  Roman Republic Roman Empire
Address  Via Tiberina, 00060 Capena RM, Italy
Similar  Area Archeologica di Veio S, Boncompagni Ludovisi Decorativ, Antiquarium, Monte Soratte, Cerite National Museum

Lucus feroniae la colonia julia felix scavi archeologici

Lucus Feroniae was an ancient sacred grove ("lucus") dedicated to the Sabine goddess Feronia. It was located in Etruria, across the ancient Via Tiberina, in what is now the territory of the modern commune of Capena, Lazio, next to the border with the neighbouring comune of Fiano Romano.


It was visited both by Latins and Sabines even in the time of Tullus Hostilius and was plundered by Hannibal in 211 BCE. In Imperial times it became an independent community receiving a colony of Octavian's veterans (Colonia Iulia felix Lucoferensis) and possessing an amphitheatre, capable of housing up to 5,000 spectators, a basilica, a forum, baths and numerous other edifices. See Feronia (Etruria).

A museum houses parts of statues, some of them with interchangeable hands and heads, depending from the current emperor ruling.

The villa of the Volusii Saturnini is located nearby.

Lucus feroniae museo archeologico


Lucus Feroniae Wikipedia

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