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  • Migliano
  • Marsciano
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  • Italy
  • Umbria
  • Provincia di Perugia
  • Marsciano

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Monuments

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Chronology

  • 1500 AD - 1600 AD

Season

    • In 2003 excavations at Migliano Castle identified three distinct structures A, B and C. Investigations in 2004 extended work in structures A and in D (which had subsequently emerged) which led to the identification of levelled collapses and interventions for the creation of an open space in front of the excavation area. Structures A, B and D constitute a block with rows of buildings up against the castle’s defensive wall, which in this tract has no openings, with an internal passageway between structures A and B. In 2006 the northern limits of structure A were identified which, as shown by the 2005 excavation, was covered by a dump of fill containing raised-edge tiles, flat tiles and fragments of various other types of material. In structure D a wall on a SW-NW alignment, with stone and brick niches, divided the space; there was no sign that it attached to the structure’s longitudinal wall which suggests that on the west side the two zones were communicating. The floor was found, made up of beaten clayey earth. The excavation was extended northwards and a new structure (E) was revealed. This shares its south wall with structure B: the walls forming the north side of B have a lining which acts as an internal wall on the south side of structure E, which has a higher floor level than structure B. On the west side it is delimited by a wall of stone blocks with a tile parapet in which there is an opening leading into another space, only partially excavated. The entrance is indicated by a white limestone threshold. A small drain runs parallel to the stone wall on the same alignment as that below in structure B. Along the west side of structure E is a feature on an E-W alignment parallel to structure D and at right angles to the stone wall. The excavation recovered fragments of pottery, metal, glass, animal bones and molluscs. The contexts present residual medieval material but the stratigraphy relative to the structures’ abandonment is datable to the 16th century. The entire context offers a completely new panorama of the medieval, late Gothic and Renaissance productions in use in the area investigated. There is no evidence regarding life in the castle during the medieval period. (MiBAC)

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