Archaeological area
Archaeological area - open

Medusa mosaic - open

Frigidarium - open

ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA AT BOEO CAPE
Lilybeum:  a Roman insula

 In the lived-in area at Boeo Cape, remains of houses have been found.  The most important one is the insula dating back to the 2nd - 1st century B.C. and dug out in 1939.  It seems to have been built on a historical pre-existing site.

The building or Domus, flanked by two paved roads, has large rooms, mosaic floors, an atrium (hall), and a peristyle.  Adjacent to it there are the thermal structure and services.

The lived-in area seems to have undergone two phases of restructuring, one going back to the 1st  century B.C., and another one at the end of the 2nd and the beginning of the 3rd century A.D.

The whole area displays the remains of buildings attributable to the first two centuries of the Roman Empire and the 3rd century A.D. This is the period when the Colonia Helvia Augusta Lilybitanorum (Lilybeum Colony of Helvia Augusta) was founded.  In the 4th century A.D. it was abandoned, precisely in 365, due to a strong earthquake, and in 440 A.D. because of the Vandals’ invasion.

The Archaelogical Park foresees the recovery of the territory and the lived-in area, and a better presentation of the precious mosaics and all findings obtained from previous excavations.