Welcome to the online publication of the Villa Magna Project (2006–10). Our work involved the excavation and survey of a large imperial Roman villa and its estate, known from the letters of Marcus Aurelius, and the subsequent life of the site—its fortification in late antiquity, and the creation of a monastery among the ruins in the 10th century. The project was sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Mediterranean Section), the British School at Rome, and the Soprintendenza ai Beni Archeologici del Lazio, with core funding from the 1984 Foundation, the Comune of Anagni and the BancAnagni Credito Cooperativo.
This website includes the stratigraphic reports, object catalogues, physical anthropology, and environmental analyses for excavations at the site of Villa Magna, Italy. These materials are designed as a digital companion to the print volume Villa Magna: an Imperial Estate and its Legacies. Excavations 2006–2010.
Use the headings above to explore the stratigraphy and finds from five years of excavation at the site, to view the data, or to learn more about the project itself.