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The Current Excavations

Photo credit: matthew brennan

Photo credit: matthew brennan

Following much investigation of the town's sacred and public areas, the current excavations bring into focus the baths complex and propose the beginning of a new relationship with the Soprintendenza per i beni archeologici della Toscana, grounded in both excavation and preservation initiatives.

The 2016 Excavations

A Rich History

Photo Credit: The American academy in rome

Photo Credit: The American academy in rome

For many years the flagship of American archaeology in Italy, Cosa boasts a remarkable history that spans more than 1,300 years; founded on the eve of the first Punic war, it was destroyed sometime around 70 BCE and then substantially rebuilt under Augustus.                         

Cosa's History ›

A Beautiful Setting

PHOTO CREDIT: MATTHEW BRENNAN

PHOTO CREDIT: MATTHEW BRENNAN

Cosa overlooks the modern coastal town of Ansedonia, in the province of Grosseto.  It occupies a promontory that enjoys stunning vistas over the Argentario Natural Park and the ancient harbor of Porto Ercole.
 

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