Archaeologists excavating near Volterra in Tuscany, Italy, are continuing to uncover structures that reveal what life was like in Rome’s ancient port system.
Known as Vada Volaterrana, the port served the Romans in the city then known as Volaterrae. Archaeologists from the University of Pisa have been excavating since the 1980s and are focusing on the main ports, located north of the mouth of the Cecina River.
Volterra was founded by Etruscans in the 8th century BC, and finds have since revealed a material wealthy aristocracy settled in the region which had promoted strong trade with the area and in a vast network with other Etruscan and Greek cities.
Read more over at Popular-Archaeology.com.