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  • Fondo Paparusso
  • Soleto
  • Soletum
  • Italy
  • Apulia
  • Provincia di Lecce
  • Soleto



  • The Italian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

    MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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Summary (English)

  • The open area excavation concentrated on the area around the Messapian road which was subsequently resurfaced and widened towards the south in the Roman period (overall width circa 4 m).

    North of the road, in a space delimited by a low dry-stone wall, a Messapian house of Hellenistic date was uncovered beside the tomb excavated in 2005. The house comprised two rooms, with footings of squared carparo blocks and the remains of stone walls.

    South of the road, structures belonging to a farm of Republican and Imperial date were identified. It was built of reused materials: squared carparo blocks re-cut for the footings, tomb slabs used for shelves and workbenches.

  • Thierry Van Compernolle - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III 


  • Thierry Van Compernolle - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III


  • Gian Paolo Ciongoli - Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Puglia
  • Rina Margos - Civici Musei Charleroi
  • Thierry Van Compernolle - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
  • Studente - Scuola di Specializzazione Università degli Studi di Bari
  • Studente - Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
  • Studenti - Università degli Studi di Lecce

Research Body

  • Universitè Paul Valery - Centre d’Etude et de Recherche su les Civilisations Antiques de la Mediterranèe - Montpellier III France

Funding Body

  • Comune di Soleto
  • Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III


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