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Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 5th century
Date of Inscription: 1998
Location: Europe, Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, Province of Udine
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Description: One of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Early Roman Empire, Aquileia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia was destroyed by Attila in the mid-5th century. With a greater part unexcavated, it makes up the greatest archaeological reserve of its kind. The patriarchal basilica, an exceptional structure boasting an outstanding mosaic pavement, made a crucial input in the evangelization of most of central Europe. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Aquileia (Friulian Aquilee, Slovene Oglej) is an ancient Roman city in what is now Italy, at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons, about 10 km from the sea, on the river Natiso (modern Natisone), the course of which has changed somewhat since Roman times. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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