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Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
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Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Italy
Description:
Aquileia (in Friuli-Venezia Giulia), one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Early Roman Empire, was destroyed by Attila in the mid-5th century. Most of it still lies unexcavated beneath the fields, and as such it constitutes the greatest archaeological reserve of its kind. The patriarchal basilica, an outstanding building with an exceptional mosaic pavement, played a key role in the evangelization of a large region of central Europe.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.