The Roman Cavriglia
In the late sixties the archeological findings in the area of the church of S. Giovanni, proved the importance of the roman settlement, as already mentioned in the works of historians. Much information about the settlement came from the analysis of pottery fragments.
The lack of black paint pottery can prove that the Romans moved to Cavriglia during the late Roman Age. Even the statue of the god Mitra can reinforce the hypothesis and gives us more information about it.
This pagan god used to be venerated by the Roman soldiers and this demonstrates that Cavriglia was mainly a military base. Most likely the roman site had been destroyed by a fire during the barbaric invasions, as some combustion traces found on the floors tell us.

 


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