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Villa of San Gilio( World Monuments Fund )
Oppido Lucano, Italy
Lying among the golden fields of the Basilicata region in southern Italy is Villa San Gilio, the remains of a Roman villa that archaeologists say dates to the 1st century B.C. The remains comprise two large bath complexes, a fountain and a cistern. Preservationists worry that the site is being ruined by modern agricultural practices and looters in search of ancient coins.