Welcome to the web site documenting the excavation of two suburban villas and a Late Antique granary/barn 14 kms. directly east from the
center of Rome. The goal of this research, directed by Walter Widrig and Philip Oliver-Smith, was to shed light on the economic and social
changes which took place from the Republic through the Imperial era in the immediate area of the ancient Via Gabina. Rice University of Houston,
Texas, was the sponsor of the project and with Walter Widrig holds the copyright to the following materials. However, it is meant for all those who
share an interest in the history of Rome to have free internet access to this report. The records from the excavations consisting of Notebooks,
Catalogues, Plans and Drawings are all available to the public as archival materials of Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas. Copies
of many of these items are also kept in the Library of the British School at Rome.
The license for digging was issued as a private concession to the directors of the excavations by the Italian Government as overseen by
and in association with the Soprintendenza alle Antichità di Roma (see “Acknowledgements”).