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SADABA Zaragoza, Spain.

There are interesting Roman remains in the vicinity of the modern villa. There is question whether Clarina or Aquae Attilanae, 11th station on the military highway from Asturica Augusta to Tarraco, should be inserted here.

Roman remains include a paved roadway, the piers of an aqueduct, a villa, a tomb known as the Sinoga (synagogue), and the mausoleum of the Attilios. The villa, some 150 m long, has two distinct portions, one intended for living quarters, the other for a bath, the longer sector of which ends in a polygonal apse. Not far from the villa is a tomb in the shape of a Greek cross with apses and exedras, probably dating from the 4th c. But the most important and best preserved monument (although with one facade missing) is that known as the Mausoleum of the Attilios (9.20 x 4.72 m). Standing on a podium are five arches flanked by pilasters decorated with floral and vegetal motifs. The entablature carries three inscriptions dedicating the edifice to the Attilia family. The suggested date varies between the second half of the 2d c. and the first half of the 3d.


A. García y Bellido, “La villa y el mausoleo romanos de Sádaba,” Excavaciones Arqueológicas en España 19 (1963)PI; J. Menéndez Pidal, “El Mausoleo de los Attilios,” ArchEspArq 43 (1970) 89-112PI.


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