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Excavation

  • Le Guardiole
  • Santa Marinella
  • Castrum Novum
  • Italy
  • Latium
  • Rome
  • Santa Marinella

Summary (English)

  • This season’s research concentrated on the areas south of the le Guardiole bath complex (Zone A, Sector 1, Room 8), west of the latrine (room 5) and north of room 4, where only part of the fill of a quadrangular cistern, which supplied water to the balneum, was excavated (room 9). The cistern was filled by a thick layer (US 300) that contained numerous fragments of painted plaster (mainly red), fragments of marble slabs and tiles covered in layers of mortar, probably from the dismantled hypocaust floors in the heated rooms.
    The finds included ARS and African cooking ware in addition to a pin with an oval head and a ligula (small spoon) for ointments.

    The new excavations in sector 2 of zone A provided further evidence for the quadrangular complex, defined as a villa, opening directly onto the via glareata that has been identified as the bed of the via Aurelia Vetus. More specifically, room 5 was excavated revealing the presence of a dolium embedded in the northern corner of the room.
    In the adjacent room 4, a drainage channel was excavated. Made of overlapping imbrices it cut across almost the entire room.

    As the investigations stand, the so-called “quadrangular building” seems to present anomalous characteristics with respect to what is usually seen in known rural villas in the territory on the Tyrrhenian side of Etruria.
    The position of the complex, opening onto a road, and its plan similar to that of a large atrium domus, could indicate a function other than agricultural production. It is worth considering the possibility that at least in the imperial occupation phase, in the 1st-2nd century A.D., the building was transformed into a caupona, a tavern that also sold fish products, to which was attached a small hotel with a balneum for travellers on their way to and from Centumcellae.

    During this campaign, a first photogrammetry survey of the structures visible along the section on the seaward side of zone B and of part of the structures in sectors 1 and 2 in zone A was undertaken by Véronique Picard (IRAA-CNRS, Université de Pau) and Aurélia Lureau (Université Paris 1 – UMR 8215 du CNRS).

  • F. Enei 
  • S. Nardi Combescure 
  • G. Poccardi  

Director

  • Flavio Enei - Museo del Mare e della Navigazione Antica, Santa Severa

Team

  • Marie-Laurence Haack - Università de Picardie, Amiens
  • Nathalie Andrée - IRAA-USR 3155 del CNRS, Université de Pau et du Pays d’Adour
  • Véronique Picard - IRAA-USR 3155 del CNRS, Université de Pau et du Pays d’Adour
  • Alessandra Squaglia, Massimiliano Galletti, Luca Disibio, Viviana Sia, Maria Teresa Levano - Museo del Mare e della Navigazione Antica
  • David Vattier, Alice Bourgeois, Arnaud Deigre, Benjamin Paris, Simon-Pierre Mattei, Anaïs Joly, Marine Leroy, Nicolas Duhaut - Université de Picardie, Amiens e Université de Lille 3
  • Flavio Enei - Museo del Mare e della Navigazione Antica, Santa Severa
  • Grégoire Poccardi - Università di Lille 3
  • Sara Nardi Combescure - Università di Amiens

Research Body

  • Aoroc 8546-Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris
  • Comune di Santa Marinella
  • Université de Lille 3
  • Université de Picardie “Jules Verne”

Funding Body

  • Aoroc 8546-Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris
  • Comune di Santa Marinella
  • Université de Lille 3
  • Université de Picardie “Jules Verne”

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