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Excavation

  • Piano della Civita
  • Artena
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  • Italy
  • Latium
  • Rome
  • Artena

Summary (English)

  • The excavation of the Roman villa at Piano della Civita di Artena recommenced following cleaning, restoration and the setting up of an archaeological area, operations which took place between 2005 and 2007.

    The 2008 excavation campaign concentrated on both sides of the western perimeter wall of the peristyle where numerous traces of the late antique occupation of the villa were present.

    The western wing of the peristyle was excavated. The excavation brought to light, among other things, an opus reticulatum wall which crossed the western wing of the peristyle at a right angle. This wall, which had been razed to the ground, seemed to link up with the stretch of wall found during the rescue excavation undertaken in the room next to the peristyle following the removal of its white and black mosaic floor with geometric design. The presence of this wall proved for the first time in the peristyle area the existence of a phase preceding that of the main villa phase. Most of the material found during the excavation of the area was coarse pottery. A series of holes of varying size was also excavated, belonging to various phases of the peristyle’s occupation.

  • Jan Gadeyne - Temple University Rome Campus 
  • Cécile Brouillard - INRAP (Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives, Francia)  

Director

  • Cécile Brouillard - INRAP (Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives, Francia)
  • Jan Gadeyne - Temple University Rome Campus

Team

  • Cécile Brouillard - INRAP (Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives, Francia)
  • Jan Gadeyne - Temple University Rome Campus
  • Studenti di architettura, di archeologia e di storia dell’arte - Temple University, American University of Rome, Cornell University

Research Body

  • Temple University Rome Campus

Funding Body

  • American University of Rome
  • Temple University Research Fund

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