Archaeology at Rome's Fiumicino airport

Fiumicino displays ancient statues until December.

Ancient statues of Apollo, Aphrodite and the river god Tiber have gone on display in the international departures area of Rome's Fiumicino airport, thanks to a collaboration between the airport and the nearby Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica.

Between now and December passengers taking international non-Schengen flights can view the three original statues, dating from the second century AD and discovered during excavations in 1939 in Portus, the area's ancient Roman harbour.

As part of the intiative the airport is also providing a free shuttle service to and from Portus, the man-made hexagonal lake that was once the great maritime port of imperial Rome and centre of the empire’s trading economy.

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