Santuario della Bona Dea
The sanctuary, dedicated to the ancient goddess of agricultural fertility and health, was surrounded by a wall since hers was a mystery cult.
The oldest features date to the 2nd century BC, but in its current configuration with a porch in opus reticulatum and brick columns the temple (A) dates to the 1st century AD.
Also of this period is the dedication to the goddess, on the sanctuary’s well (C), on which we read the name of Terentia, a noblewoman of the Augustan period belonging to one of Ostia’s most important families.
The sanctuary had a portico (F) with wall paintings in which some small rooms were installed in the late 2nd century AD.
The cult of the goddess, reserved exclusively for women and also practiced in another sanctuary in the city, remained active until the 4th century AD.
- The area of the eastern cults and the Porta Laurentina residential district
- Tempio Collegiale dei Fabri Tignuarii
- Santuario della Bona Dea
- Terme del Nuotatore
- Mitreo di Felicissimo
- Cd. Sede degli Augustali
- Fullonica su via degli Augustali
- Domus del Pozzo
- Domus del Protiro
- Complesso delle Terme del Filosofo
- Domus della Fortuna Annonaria
- Mitreo dei Serpenti
- Campo della Magna Mater
- Porta Laurentina
- Ninfeo degli Eroti
- Domus dei Pesci