Excavation for Rome's subway project reveals grand second-century home 

Rome is getting a new subway line, and the excavation process has revealed a wealth of ancient artifacts and structures, reports the New York Times.

The most recent find is a rather grand second-century home said to have been owned by a military leader. 

The Daily Mail notes that the 14-room abode is appointed with numerous luxurious features including marble, mosaics, frescoes, a central courtyard with a fountain, and possibly even a heated bathroom floor. 

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ROME, ITALY - JUNE 26: An new archaeological discovery has emerged from the excavations of metro C, in a well of aeration, 10 meters deep for a diameter of 8 meters, were found new archaeological finds in Largo Amba Aradam, the archaeologists have called it a small Pompeii. The found property was destroyed by a fire the walls and ceilings bear clear traces. For the first time in the history of the capital, emerges a ceiling of whole wood: beams, planking with its nails legs of stools and tables, the skeleton of a dog. The finds are from the Trajan era, then after 100 after Christ on June 26, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JUNE 26: Parts of furniture found during the new archaeological discovery that has emerged from the excavations of metro C, in a well of aeration, 10 meters deep for a diameter of 8 meters, were found new archaeological finds in Largo Amba Aradam, the archaeologists have called it a small Pompeii. The found property was destroyed by a fire the walls and ceilings bear clear traces. For the first time in the history of the capital, emerges a ceiling of whole wood: beams, planking with its nails legs of stools and tables, the skeleton of a dog. The finds are from the Trajan era, then after 100 after Christ on June 26, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JUNE 26: An new archaeological discovery has emerged from the excavations of metro C, in a well of aeration, 10 meters deep for a diameter of 8 meters, were found new archaeological finds in Largo Amba Aradam, the archaeologists have called it a small Pompeii. The found property was destroyed by a fire the walls and ceilings bear clear traces. For the first time in the history of the capital, emerges a ceiling of whole wood: beams, planking with its nails legs of stools and tables, the skeleton of a dog. The finds are from the Trajan era, then after 100 after Christ on June 26, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JUNE 26: A fragment of a wall found during the new archaeological discovery that has emerged from the excavations of metro C, in a well of aeration, 10 meters deep for a diameter of 8 meters, were found new archaeological finds in Largo Amba Aradam, the archaeologists have called it a small Pompeii. The found property was destroyed by a fire the walls and ceilings bear clear traces. For the first time in the history of the capital, emerges a ceiling of whole wood: beams, planking with its nails legs of stools and tables, the skeleton of a dog. The finds are from the Trajan era, then after 100 after Christ on June 26, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JUNE 26: An new archaeological discovery has emerged from the excavations of metro C, in a well of aeration, 10 meters deep for a diameter of 8 meters, were found new archaeological finds in Largo Amba Aradam, the archaeologists have called it a small Pompeii. The found property was destroyed by a fire the walls and ceilings bear clear traces. For the first time in the history of the capital, emerges a ceiling of whole wood: beams, planking with its nails legs of stools and tables, the skeleton of a dog. The finds are from the Trajan era, then after 100 after Christ on June 26, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JUNE 26: A fragment of mosaic flooring found during the new archaeological discovery that has emerged from the excavations of metro C, in a well of aeration, 10 meters deep for a diameter of 8 meters, were found new archaeological finds in Largo Amba Aradam, the archaeologists have called it a small Pompeii. The found property was destroyed by a fire the walls and ceilings bear clear traces. For the first time in the history of the capital, emerges a ceiling of whole wood: beams, planking with its nails legs of stools and tables, the skeleton of a dog. The finds are from the Trajan era, then after 100 after Christ on June 26, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - JUNE 26: An new archaeological discovery has emerged from the excavations of metro C, in a well of aeration, 10 meters deep for a diameter of 8 meters, were found new archaeological finds in Largo Amba Aradam, the archaeologists have called it a small Pompeii. The found property was destroyed by a fire the walls and ceilings bear clear traces. For the first time in the history of the capital, emerges a ceiling of whole wood: beams, planking with its nails legs of stools and tables, the skeleton of a dog. The finds are from the Trajan era, then after 100 after Christ on June 26, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 16: An exceptional archaeological discovery has emerged from the excavations of metro C, a Roman barracks in excellent condition. The remains of the building date back to the second century A.D., at the time of Emperor Hadrian have emerged to nine meters Ipponio avenue, during work on the Amba Aradam metro station C Rome, the Roman barracks from 39 rooms occupy an area about 1753 square meters wide on May 16, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 16: An exceptional archaeological discovery has emerged from the excavations of metro C, a Roman barracks in excellent condition. The remains of the building date back to the second century A.D., at the time of Emperor Hadrian have emerged to nine meters Ipponio avenue, during work on the Amba Aradam metro station C Rome, the Roman barracks from 39 rooms occupy an area about 1753 square meters wide on May 16, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 16: An exceptional archaeological discovery has emerged from the excavations of metro C, a Roman barracks in excellent condition. The remains of the building date back to the second century A.D., at the time of Emperor Hadrian have emerged to nine meters Ipponio avenue, during work on the Amba Aradam metro station C Rome, the Roman barracks from 39 rooms occupy an area about 1753 square meters wide on May 16, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 16: An exceptional archaeological discovery has emerged from the excavations of metro C, a Roman barracks in excellent condition. The remains of the building date back to the second century A.D., at the time of Emperor Hadrian have emerged to nine meters Ipponio avenue, during work on the Amba Aradam metro station C Rome, the Roman barracks from 39 rooms occupy an area about 1753 square meters wide on May 16, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 16: An exceptional archaeological discovery has emerged from the excavations of metro C, a Roman barracks in excellent condition. The remains of the building date back to the second century A.D., at the time of Emperor Hadrian have emerged to nine meters Ipponio avenue, during work on the Amba Aradam metro station C Rome, the Roman barracks from 39 rooms occupy an area about 1753 square meters wide on May 16, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY MAY 16: An exceptional archaeological discovery has emerged from the excavations of metro C, a Roman barracks in excellent condition. The remains of the building date back to the second century A.D., at the time of Emperor Hadrian have emerged to nine meters Ipponio avenue, during work on the Amba Aradam metro station C Rome, the Roman barracks from 39 rooms occupy an area about 1753 square meters wide. Archaeologist working on the bones found in a collective burial on May 16, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Montesi/Corbis via Getty Images)
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It’s believed the structure was intentionally buried just before 271 A.D. when a protective wall was built around the city. 

The walls appear to have been cut down to 5 feet, and the rooms were filled with dirt, notes the Times.

Ultimately, the house will be incorporated into the new subway station. Prior to that, it will be dismantled, temporarily relocated, and restored. 

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