Friday 3 December 2021

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Archaeology of the Mediterranean

Pompeii, archaeological excavation at the “complesso dei Riti Magici” – Praedia Project 2021

In Summer 2021, archaeologists investigated the so called "Complesso dei Riti Magici" at the Pompeii's Regio II. The main goal was to collect new...

The Forum Granaries at Pompeii. The Secrets of Ancient Trade in the Amphorae of Via dell’Abbondanza – VIDEO

The ancient Forum Granaries at Pompeii are open to the public for the first time in July and August 2021 (Prior booking is recommended)....

“Live” at the Archaeological Excavation of Poggio del Molino. A Roman Coastal Settlement in Tuscany – VIDEO

Poggio del Molino (Piombino, Italy) is a Roman settlement of an extraordinarily unique character located in one of the most beautiful areas of the...

Conflict Archaeology on the Sea: The Mercure Shipwreck at the National Museum of Marine Archaeology at Caorle (Venice, Italy)

Marine archaeology (the inspiration behind the national museum at Caorle, Venice) represents a mixture of chance and methodology, intentionality and happenstance, and of layers...

Roman Aqueducts: Locating the Second ‘Chiocciola’ of the Aqua Virgo in Rome

A spiral staircase of the Aqua Virgo lies completely obscured beneath Villa Borghese and the busy “Muro Torto” road and looks very similar to...

Crossroads and Fountains, the Not-So-Secret life of Pompeii – Two Researches Throw Light on the “Archaeology of Everyday Life”

By Ted O'Neill Leading-edge Pompeii researcher Matthew Selheimer chaired a symposium at the Archaeological Institute of America’s annual meeting, (the AIA) talking about the fountains,...

Has proof been uncovered that an aqueduct south of Pompeii could be Roman? Enthusiasm and skepticism about the “Acquedotto Quisisana”

By Ted O’Neill* The true history of the Agerola-Quisisana aqueduct near Pompeii and Sorrento may soon be revealed according to local historian Angelo Acampora and...

The Roman “Cocciopesto” and the “Acquedotto Quisisana”

by Ted O'Neill Cocciopesto is a waterproof building material used as a wall-covering and a floor-covering in water tanks and aqueducts.   It is commonly confused...

Historical Aqueducts in the Bay of Naples

by Ted O'Neill The most important historical aqueduct system in the Bay of Naples was the Serino aqueduct built by M. V. Agrippa probably between...

Nora, an Archaeological Investigation of the Punic and Phoenician Mediterranean – A VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

Nora is a large, open-air research site offering interesting insights into archaeology and bioculture. The material evidence in the Phoenician and Punic necropolis located...

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