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  • Italy
  • Campania
  • Naples
  • Pozzuoli



  • 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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    • Excavations undertaken in the south-eastern part of the forum where, on the Masseria del Gigante property, a temple of imperial date had been uncovered, confirmed the typology of the complex. This closed rectangular courtyard and portico with a temple on a... Read More
    • Continuation of the excavation revealed that, behind the portico, the space was delimited by rooms with barrel vaulted ceilings. Three were explored along the southern side, all built in opus reticulatum with brick quoins. Inside each were ancient wells ... Read More
    • A trench was excavated in the right hand corner of the stairway leading up to the previously excavated temple podium. Despite the large scale levelling that had taken place the materials documented uninterrupted occupation from the time when the colony w... Read More
    • This season concentrated on the area west of the temple with portico, the excavation data providing a diachronic reading of the occupation of the lower city from the early archaic until the late antique period.

      In fact, there was occupation across the a

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    • Excavation continued on the south-eastern side of the area west of the Temple with Portico confirming the occupation across the entire area in the archaic period. A wall with double facing of yellow tufa blocks attested this phase. It belonged to a structu... Read More
    • To the south-west of the terracing wall delimiting the southern end of the forum, the excavations revealed a pit probably relating to a cult area, containing miniature vases of plain ware pottery. In addition, the pit contained numerous shells, perhaps evi... Read More
    • Along the south side of the triangular piazza, in the forum at Cumae, a two-roomed building was uncovered. Datable to between the end of the 2nd and the 1st century B.C., it was preserved at the level of the floor make ups, constituted by tufa chippings wi... Read More
    • The 2011 excavations exa,omed the south-western sector of the forum, exploring part of the building with two rooms partially uncovered in the previous year.

      It was not east to read the plan of the earliest phase, dating to between the end of the 3rd – b

      ... Read More
    • The area investigated in 2012 was probably occupied by an insula, constituted by a complex residential structure. In its earliest phases the building was made up of a series of rooms, aligned along the southern edge of the triangular piazza and parallel to... Read More
    • The area in which the excavations began is situated in the south-west corner of the forum, almost at the edge of the short side on which the Capitolium stands. This sector, occupied by a building adjacent to that identified immediately to the east, had a... Read More
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