A Roman Villa in Switzerland

Two decades of research have uncovered the vestiges of the vast antique estate in Orbe-Boscéaz, Switzerland. The place was initially known for its mosaics, but the recent discovery includes hundred rooms arranged around two peristyles: a monumental palatial building dating back to the 2nd and 3rd century, complete with all its annexes and protected by a surrounding wall measuring 400 metres by 400 metres. The new exhibition presents the mosaics with all information related to their discovery, the building of the house, the painted décor, the way of life of its inhabitants, the neighbouring Mythraeum. There is also a film showing the archaeologists’ work, complete with images of the villa in all its splendour.