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La dea rivelata Gli scavi di via Marmorata. Volume I

curated by Alessandra Capodiferro, Paola Quaranta

La dea rivelata
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From the excavations of Rome finds of incalculable historical and archeological value. Volume 1 presents the main piece resulting, a magnificent head of Artemis, now being exhibited at Palazzo Altemps in Rome.

In 2009, the Rome Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici (Special Superintendency for the Archeological Heritage) conducted archeological excavations, thanks to the collaboration of Atac S.p.A., in Via Marmorata, in Rome. Just under the road surface, they brought to light some extraordinary finds, including the impressive remains of some buildings dating from the Trajan era, a Late Roman paved road and evidence of numerous minor roads laid continuously on top of each other from the Roman Imperial period to the present day. In one of the levels of a room of Trajan date, they found the splendid head of a female goddess which, like other marble artifacts found in the same trench, was possibly put there deliberately to prevent it from being destroyed. The head, known as an Artemis of the Efesia type, was found face-up only 40 cm beneath the tramlines, together with ancient building rubble and fragments of amphoras. Volume 1 presents the main piece resulting from the excavation, a magnificent head of the goddess Artemis, now being exhibited at Palazzo Altemps in Rome.


Format
21,5 x 22,5
Binding
hardcover with coloured dust jacket
Pages
126
Year of publication
2011
ISBN
9788837075972
Language
Italian
Genre
Art
Publisher
Electa