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Ostia

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg IV-53 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg IV-53 map







Facts in brief:

Ancient town & the port for Rome at the mouth of the Tiber River; founded 4th cen. BC; rivalled Puteoli (Pozzuoli) as the major port in Italy by 100 AD; declined after 3rd cen. AD, abandoned ca. 850 AD; modern village of Ostia is just to the E.

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