The tomb of Marcus Venerius Secundio discovered in Pompeii

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Pompeii is always a new discover! Now it’s the turn of a new tomb discovered in Porta Sarno site, with the body, partly mummified, of an old man: Marcus Venerius Secundio. Mummified remains, along with the hair and bones of an individual buried in an ancient tomb have been found at the necropolis of Porta Sarno, to the east of…

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The Colosseum: the secrets of the world known monument of Rome

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The Colosseum, the most visited monument in Italy, the iconic symbol of western civilization, the architectural work destination of tourists from all over the world, who doesn’t know it? Or rather, who doesn’t think he knows him? In this article you’ll find some gems that, perhaps, even those who pass the Colosseum every day to move to Rome, ignore or…

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Thermopolium of Regio V: the snack bar of Pompeii resurfaces in full

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The Thermopolium of Regio V, one of the oldest snack bars at Pompeii, complete with an image of a Nereid riding a sea-horse, which had previously been partially excavated in 2019, re-emerges in its entirety, with other rich decorative still lifes, food residues, animal bones and victims of the eruption. The commercial structure had only been partially studied in 2019,…

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The traces of pain. The last plaster casts of Pompeii

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During the current excavations at Civita Giuliana, around 700 metres northwest of Pompeii, in the area of the large suburban villa two skeletons of individuals caught in the fury of the eruption have been found. The bodies were found in a side room of the cryptoporticus, in the form of a passageway below the villa which led to the upper…

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Pompeii Commitment: contemporary art at the Archaeological Park

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Pompeii Commitment Materie Archeologiche / Archaeological Matters is born. This is a project based on the study and valorisation of ‘archaeological matters’ kept in the excavation areas, archives and storages of Pompeii and aimed at the progressive establishment of a collection of contemporary art for the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. Under the scientific direction of Massimo Osanna, General Director of…

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The archaeological site of the Roman city of Urbs Salvia

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The Roman city of Urbs Salvia, in the Marche region, stretched along the slope of San Biagio hill to the bottom of the valley, reaching the Fiastra river which, 3-4 km from the archaeological site, flows into Chienti river. The Roman city, oriented north, in the flat part had the extra urban part with the amphitheater. The current road, which…

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Bevagna. The archeological site of Urvinum Hortense

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Urvinm Hortense lies on a high plateau near Collemancio, near the most famous Bevagna in Umbria, more than 500 meters above sea level, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the entire Tiber valley and from where the ancient Municipality of Urvinum Hortense dominated the other inhabited centers of the area, all located at lower altitudes: Assisi, Spello,…

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The ancient “Villa dei Mosaici” in Spello

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The Villa dei Mosaici in Spello is a suburban villa of the imperial age, dating back to the II – III century a.C., features 500 square meters of polychrome mosaics of fine workmanship, belonging to the central body of the building of which 14 different rooms have been found. The rooms, named according the iconography of their mosaics, feature geometric…

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