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Archaeology

Excavations Macchia Santa Lucia

Agger-research (1998)

Early 1998, an emergency excavation at the west side of the ancient settlement was carried out at the request of the Soprintendenza Archeologica per il Lazio. The traces recorded in the late 19th century excavations there of the city ramparts (agger) were still visible in the early 1960s, just before the massive agricultural transormations. The recent investigations showed them to be completely destroyed except for a deep, outer ditch parallel to it, identifiable as the original fossa (vallum).

The South-West Sanctuary (1909)

Between 1907-1910, the Italian excavations were resumed, i.e. in the southwestern part of the settlement area. A sanctuary from the Archaic period was there discovered including two votive depots surrounded by a peribolos. In the 1960s the site was destroyed by ploughing. By chance the notes of the excavators (R. Mengarelli) were found in the storerooms of the Vila Giulia, which allowed for the identification of the finds then made. These were published in 1996 by B. Ginge in the Satricum-series.