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  • Autostrada A4 MI-BG km 25+650
  • Autostrada A4 MI-BG km 25+650
  • Italy
  • Lombardy
  • Monza Brianza
  • Cavenago di Brianza



  • 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)

  • During the construction of the fourth lane of the A4 MI-BG motorway a necropolis with 50 cremation burials came to light. Dating to between the end of the 2nd/early 3rd century and the mid 4th century, the burials were on two stratigraphically distinct levels and went out of use after 268 AD. The tomb groups and offerings placed outside the burials mainly comprise coarse ware pottery vessels, but there were also examples of so-called “Padovan ARS” and some coins. Their study has provided further knowledge of these pottery classes, which were widely used in Lombardy but are not always found in good datable contexts. Moreover, the necropolis provides further confirmation of the continued use of the cremation ritual during the 4th century in some areas of Lombardy.

  • Laura Simone Zopfi - Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Lombardia 



  • Alessandra Loglio - ARAN Progetti s.r.l.
  • Alice Baschiera - ARAN Progetti s.r.l.
  • Debora Rocchietti - ARAN Progetti s.r.l.
  • Massimo Benatti - ARAN Progetti s.r.l.
  • Docilia s.n.c.
  • Roberto Mella Pariani - Società Lombarda di Archeologia
  • Ermanno A. Arslan

Research Body

  • Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Lombardia

Funding Body

  • Autostrade per l’Italia S.p.A.


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