The Agripina’s house
The Agripina’s house is an archeological site located in the southwestern part of the main Pula square, the Forum. It is composed of two parts. One of them is located within the OTP Bank office on the Forum. There used to be an old Austrian-Hungarian residential building destroyed during World War II. In the late 80s, archeological excavations showed the remaining part of the ancient house along with the ceramic from the period from 6th century BC to 6th century AD. In the outer part of this space are walls and channels used for drainage. A room tiled with marble tiles was found inside the bank. The most significant artefact is the marble head of the woman called Agripina Minor from the 1st century AD. Agripina’s room, partitioned with marble blocks was found afterwards.
Who was Agripina?
Agripina was born in 16 AD in military camp on river Rhine, and in 37 AD, she married to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, with whom she had a son Nero. Later she married Crisp, and her third marriage was to Emperor Claudius who acknowledged Nero as his son and heir in the year 50 AD. It is interesting to note that all her husbands died under suspicious circumstances. The legend says that she had poisoned Claudius so her son Nero could claim the throne, but later he killed his own mother – Agripina. She was worshiped as an Empress and the wife of Claudius and mother of the Emperor Nero. Her statues were used as to dedicate and worship the Emperor’s cult.
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