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  • Nervia, Area mura settentrionali
  • Ventimiglia
  • _Albintimilium_
  • Italy
  • Liguria
  • Provincia di Imperia
  • Ventimiglia

Summary (English)

  • The 2014 excavations investigated the area occupied by the late antique cemetery by the Porta Nord, in the area of the north wall of the Roman city of Albintimilium.

    During this season, the chronology and phases of use for the cemetery area identified in sectors 4000 and 5000 excavated during previous seasons was checked. In addition, tomb 9/308 was excavated, a burial in a grave protected by low sidewalls, and adhering to the inner face of the city walls, containing an adult individual US 5062.

    A 15 m2 extension was opened continuing west of the excavation area. In the new area, four sarcophagi came to light below a series of levels relating to agricultural use documented from the end of the 13th century until the modern era, and abandonment levels. Made of Finale stone, only one still had its pitched lid with acroteri at the corners.

    The discovery of the sarcophagi made from Finale stone, documented for the first time in the late antique necropolis of Albintimilium, dated on the basis of local parallels and the stratigraphy to between the late 5th and the 6th century A.D., certainly constitutes important new evidence for the late antique cemetery at the Porta Nord. However, it is also of primary importance for the reconstruction of the first Christian occupation of the area, as well as being the westernmost evidence for such types of burial structures in Liguria.

  • Daniela Gandolfi - Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri 


  • Carlo Varaldo - Università degli Studi di Genova
  • Daniela Gandolfi - Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri


  • Viviana Pettirossi - Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri
  • Lorenzo Ansaldo - Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri

Research Body

  • Istituto Internazionale Di Studi Liguri

Funding Body

  • Istituto Internazionale Di Studi Liguri


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