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Excavation

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

Summary (English)

  • Research undertaken in the area of the Roman municipium of Albintimilium (Ventimiglia) concentrated on a zone of great importance for the understanding of the city’s topography, the area by the northern walls. This is situated a few metres east of the theatre (discovered at the end of the 19th century by Girolamo Rossi and later investigated by Piero Barocelli) and north of insulae VI and VII where Lamboglia perfected his techniques of stratigraphic excavation.
    In 2004 investigations took place a few tens of metres east of the theatre, at a point where the Roman structure overlies the remains of the oppidum of the ancient Liguri Intemeli .
    In 2005 investigations concentrated on the eastern and western sectors of the excavation area, work which led to a reconstruction of the topography of the Roman city, in particular of the northern quarters of which little was known, and the layout of the ancient cemetery (already studied in preceding years). From the 5th century A.D. it was situated north of the walls following their abandonment, partial demolition and burial below a landslide which came down from nearby Collasgarba. Three new burials emerged, of the stone “a cassa” and “a cappuccino” types, which present a phase of re-use as attested by the “a cappuccino” tomb containing five individuals.
    As regards the topography, a new stretch of the walls was uncovered, west of the city gate (identified during the 2003 campaign), which seems to diverge from the eastern line of the same, that had already emerged in earlier excavation campaigns. (MiBAC)

  • MiBAC 

Director

  • Carlo Varaldo - Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri di Bordighera

Team

  • Gian Piero Martino - Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Liguria
  • Giuseppina Spadea - Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Liguria
  • Carlo Varaldo - Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri di Bordighera
  • Daniela Gandolfi - Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri
  • Studenti - Università degli Studi di Genova

Research Body

  • Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri, Bordighera (IM)
  • Università degli Studi di Genova

Funding Body

  • Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri, Bordighera (IM)

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