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  • Passo Corese
  • Talocci
  • Italy
  • Lazio
  • Province of Rieti
  • Fara in Sabina



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    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)

  • The excavations on the site of Cures Sabini, loc. Talocci, at Fara in Sabina (RI), was coordinated by M. Cavalieri and carried out by a team of archaeologists from Belgian and Italian universities, in collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Lazio. This season, the aim was to recover, document and revise studies of the city’s well-known mid-imperial bath complex with a view to evaluating the possibility of a future excavation on the site. Therefore, the aim was to clean the structures and then make a new structural and conservation study, integrated with previous investigations of various types: geo-diagnostic and archive research, the latter to recover plans, photographs, and excavation reports on the building that has been overwhelmed by vegetation during the many years that the site has been left uncared for.

    Before this work began, a surface survey was undertaken in the inter-valley spaces at the foot of the hill where the church of Santa Maria degli Arci stands, with the aim of documenting any scatters of tile and/or pottery or morphological anomalies in the terrain, sometimes interpreted as traces of the city’s theatre. The survey, limited by the presence of young olive trees and long grass, identified a necropolis in an area already occupied by a proto-historic settlement situated on the hillside overlooking the river Corese. The materials recovered dated to between the late 1st and early 3rd centuries A.D.

    During the campaign a geophysical survey (3D surface tomography) to the north-east of the baths, was undertaken by GEORES S.R.L. of Frosinone.
    The cleaning of the complex and the recording were divided into four areas, each constituted by one room (rooms I-IV).

    Following the evaluation of the site by UCLouvain, a second campaign was undertaken in 2014.

  • Marco Cavalieri - Université catholique de Louvain, Faculté de Philosophie, Arts et Lettres, Centre d'étude des Mondes Antiques 


  • Marco Cavalieri - Universitè catholique de Louvain, Faculté de Philosophie, Arts et Lettres, Centre d'étude des Mondes Antiques


  • Agnese Lodi- Scuola di Specializzazione in Storia dell’Arte, Alma Mater - Università di Bologna
  • Antonia Fumo
  • Chiara Leporati-Fondazione Dià Cultura
  • François-Dominique Deltenre- Université de Namur
  • Giacomo Cacciatore
  • Giacomo Cacciatore- Alma Mater Università di Bologna
  • Sara Lenzi- Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • ucia Orlandi- Alma Mater Università di Bologna
  • Charles Bossu- Academia Belgica - Roma
  • Pierre Assenmaker - UNamur
  • Alessandro Novellini

Research Body

  • Université catholique de Louvain

Funding Body

  • Université catholique de Louvain


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