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  • San Vito dei Normanni
  • Castello di Alceste
  • Italy
  • Apulia
  • Province of Brindisi
  • San Vito dei Normanni



  • 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 in previous years identified a complex of structures, on top of the hill, interpreted as a “palatial” residence, probably belonging to one of the dominant social groups with important functions in the community settled in the area. The building... Read More
    • The seventh excavation campaign was undertaken as part of the work to set up the M_useo Diffuso Castello d’Alceste di S. Vito dei Normanni_. Excavations concentrated on the upper part of the site, where an abandoned farmhouse stands. During work on the res... Read More
    • This campaign concentrated on the study of the grande edificio, the extensive archaic complex situated on the hill summit. The stratigraphy inside one of the rooms in the residential part (room 5), characterised by substantial perimeter walls, showed the... Read More
    • La campagna di scavo 2012, si è concentrata nell’area a ridosso del Grande Edificio, dove le ricerche effettuate nel corso delle precedenti campagne avevano messo in evidenza una serie di livelli di crollo, stratificatisi all’esterno della imponente s... Read More
    • The 2014 campaign concentrated on the area next to the large building, in room 8, where previous excavations exposed a series of structures used for grape pressing and wine fermentation. In the adjacent room 7 (to the south) the evidence suggests the prese... Read More
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