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SANTA GIUSTA (Sardinian : Santa Justa) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano
Province of Oristano
in the Italian region of Sardinia
Sardinia
, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) northwest of Cagliari
Cagliari
and about 3 km (2 mi) southeast of Oristano
Oristano
in the Campidano area. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,592 and an area of 69.2 square kilometres (26.7 sq mi).

HISTORY

The site of the Phoenician port of OTHOCA is thought to be at the bottom of a lake separated from the Mediterranean by a small isthmus , and modern Santa Giusta
Santa Giusta
occupies some ancient sites. Previous excavations recovered 50 amphorae and the first chamber tomb of Phoenician origin found in Italy. Archaeologists led by Carlo del Vais of the University of Cagliari
Cagliari
plan to excavate a portion of the lake where 100 amphorae appear to be located on a wooden platform covered by a thick mud layer.

MAIN SIGHTS

* Santa Giusta Cathedral , former cathedral and now a minor basilica , an important Romanesque church

REFERENCES

Wikimedia Commons has media related to SANTA GIUSTA .

* ^ All demographics and other statistics: National Institute of Statistics (Italy) (Istat). * ^ Richard Talbert , Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World , (ISBN 0-691-03169-X ), Map 48. * ^ "Excavation planned for Phoenician city." United Press International, 18 Aug. 2007.

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