The Gallo-Roman villa of Plassac is an archaeological site classified as an historic monument with three villas built in the 1st, 2nd and 5th century. Discovered at the end of the nineteenth century, he saw his excavations begin only in the early 1960s alone.
On site, it is possible to discover the ruins of the three successive villas, but also a museum explaining the details of the excavation campaign as well as the known history of the buildings.
Installed on the right bank of the Gironde estuary, the site of the Gallo-Roman villa of Plassac also allows to discover a 3D visit of the buildings as they were at the time of their construction, or the vestiges of mosaics covering more than 100 m² of floorings of reception rooms and dating from the late fourth century.
Affresco paintings are visible on the site and have been restored by the Soissons Center. The style is characteristic of the late third Pompeian style.References:
The Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the oldest churches of Rome. The basic floor plan and wall structure of the church date back to the 340s, and much of the structure to 1140-43. The first sanctuary was built in 221 and 227 by Pope Callixtus I and later completed by Pope Julius I.
The inscription on the episcopal throne states that this is the first church in Rome dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus, although some claim that privilege belongs to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. A Christian house-church was founded here about 220 by Pope Saint Callixtus I (217-222) on the site of the Taberna meritoria, a refuge for retired soldiers. The area was made available for Christian use by Emperor Alexander Severus when he settled a dispute between the Christians and tavern-keepers.
The church underwent two restorations in the fifth and eighth centuries and in 1140-43 it was re-erected on its old foundations under Pope Innocent II.