4th century Roman temple found in Tuscany

A rectangular stone and marble temple, built using the opus testaceum technique, has been discovered near Marina di Alberese in central Italy. The existence of the 4th century temple may suggest a larger settlement in the area.

Archaeologists believe that the settlement may have been a trading port accepting goods from northern Africa, for later transport to other cities in Italy. The privately-funded project, directed by Elena Chirico, Matteo Colombini and Alessandro Sebastiani, will continue excavations at the site.