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Location: Ostia Antica, Italy         Length: 9 min

Technicians using ancient building techniques work to save crumbling walls at “The Mithraeum of the Painted Walls” in Ostia Antica, the harbor of classical Rome. During a journey to the ruins of Ostia Antica, the harbor of ancient Rome, we visit The Mithraeum of the Painted Walls. Here, the Institute for Conservation and Restoration (funded by the Italian Ministry of Culture) applies an original method to save the extraordinary architecture of the ancient town, with a focus on methods of ancient wall construction.

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Produced in 2011 by The Institute for Conservation and Restoration, Rome

Copyright 2011 by The Institute for Conservation and Restoration, Rome

The House of the Mithraeum of the Painted Walls (Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome)

Institute for Conservation and Restoration, Rome

Ostia Antica (Wikipedia)

Ostia: Harbour City of Ancient Rome