Sunday, 4 October 2015

New paper: 'Le evidenze greche e romane nell’Insula Episcopalis di Napoli: una nuova ricostruzione storico-strutturale'

The western Insula Episcopalis of Naples is an archaeological site of great value in order to reconstruct the history of Neapolis. The first phase of construction is a large orthostatic wall with a drainage channel dating to the 4th century BC. Later the wall suffered a collapse, but we don’t know exactly when it happened. In the first half of the 1st century AD (probably in the first quarter of the century), when Naples became a municipium, a thermal bath was built above the wall. At the end of the 3rd-4th century AD a wall in opus vittatum was built in the south-east corner of the bath and the Aurelius Eutycianus’ leaden fistula was placed at the same point, recording the transformation of the original character of the thermae. Finally, the orthostatic wall and the bath were completely obliterated by the early Christian buildings, the Basilica of Santa Restituta and the Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

New book: 'Pompei, Italia'

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For those who missed its publication over the summer: one of Italy's leading journalists - Francesco Erbani - in the culture sector has just written a book called: 'Pompei, Italia', which attempts to look behind the headlines of recent years to understand the problems related to Pompeii's management and conservation. In doing so, Erbani describes Pompeii within the larger context of Italy's public administration and problems on a national scale - Pompeii becomes a symbol of Italy's cultural heritage in general and the state of the nation.
See a short video where the author describes his book:

Friday, 2 October 2015

News: Pompei: nuovo scavo restituisce le Terme Repubblicane

From ECampania:
Pompei: nuovo scavo restituisce le Terme Repubblicane
Progetto Università Berlino, Oxford University e Soprintendente
Gli Scavi di Pompei non smettono mai di stupire. L’area archeologica alle falde del Vesuvio restituisce un’altra straordinaria testimonianza della città che fu. Un nuovo scavo, infatti, restituisce le Terme Repubblicane, il quinto dei complessi termali identificati all'interno del sito archeologico e presumibilmente il più antico.
Read the full article here.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

More on the Samnite tomb

Check out Virginia Campbell's blog post on the newly discovered Samnite tomb at Pompeii: Samnites in Pompeii.

News: Scavi di Pompei, rinvenuta una rara sepoltura sannitica

News of the discovery of a Samnite tomb:

Scavi di Pompei, rinvenuta una rara sepoltura sannitica (with photos)

Pompei, l'incanto dell'ultimo ritrovamento: una tomba sannitica appartenuta a una donna (with photos)

An English version: Pre-Roman tomb unearthed in Pompeii
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