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Italian Archaeological Sites

Archaeological sites, ongoing excavations, regional surveys and other pages dedicated to the material culture of Italy.
  1. Pompeii (10)

Afragola is an Early Bronze Age village (Palma Campania period) damaged by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius ~3760 ± 70 BP.

Alba Longa
From Digiter Geoarcheologia, digital photographs of what the 12th century landscape of this, the foundation site for the city of Rome.

Casa Nocera, Italy
Etruscan warrior's burial, excavated in the laboratory, an article in Archaeology Online.

Castel del Monte
The Italian World Heritage site Castel del Monte is a medieval period castle, built by Frederick II between AD 1229 and 1249, located in the Bari provincial area of Italy.

Fiavé Peat Bog, Italy
Neolithic to late Bronze age settlements in this peat bog at the edge of a glacial lake, from Groupe de Recherches en Archéologie Préhistorique, University of Geneva. In French.

Firenze Romana, Italy
TheA brief description with a couple of maps of the Roman occupation of Florence, from View Points, in English and Italian.

Iceman (Italy)
The Ice Man (also called Similaun Man or Oetzi) was found in the Alps on the border between Italy and Austria in 1991.

Iulia Felix (Italy)
The Iulia Felix (also spelled Julia Felix) is the name of a Roman ship wrecked in the Adriatic Sea six miles off the coast of the town Grado during the last part of the 2nd century or first half of the 3rd century AD.

Janiculum Mills, Italy
Excavations by Magdalen College, Oxford, on the grounds of the American Academy of Rome, of a Roman period milling operation.

The Italian ruins of the Etruscan, Roman and post-Roman trading port of Luna are located on the coast of northern Italy.

Monte Grande
The Italian archaeological site known as Monte Grande site is a Castelluccio culture site, an Early Bronze Age sanctuary and sulfur extraction and processing site, and located in the Agrigento region of Italy.

Monte Loreto
The ancient Italian copper mines in the valleys and side walls of Monte Loreto in the Liguria region of Italy are some of the earliest known copper mines in Europe.

Mount Testaccio
CEIPAC at the University of Barcelona, Roman occupation in the Aurelian district, with trade goods from Africa and Andalusia; Catalan, Spanish, Italian, and English.

Mugello Valley / Poggio Colla
The Italian site of Poggio Colla in Tuscany has been the focus of archaeological investigations by field schools at Southern Methodist University. Etruscan culture sites in the Mugello Valley have also been identified.

The Roman city of Pompeii in Italy was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 76 AD: But you already knew that, didn't you?

Rome (Italy)
The ancient Italian capital of Rome on the Tiber River in Italy was, according to tradition, founded by the twins Romulus and Remus in the year 754 BC. The archaeology is more interesting.

Sant' Angelo Muxaro
The Italian site of Sant'Angelo Muxaro is an Iron Age site located in the Agrigento region of Sicily and was originally a Greek colony.

Settefinestre (Italy)
The Italian archaeological site of Settefinestre is a 15th century villa built on top of the ruins of a Roman villa located in the Tuscany region of Italy.

St. Peter's Basilica (Vatican City)
The ancient basilica of Old St. Peter's in what is today Vatican City was one of the earliest churches built by the Emperor Constantine during the early christian period in the 4th century AD.

St. Priscilla's Catacombs
The Italian site called St. Priscilla's catacombs is a subterranean burial structure that contains examples of early Christian art dated to the 2nd and 3rd century AD, located underneath the Via Salaria, in the city of Rome.

Thapsos (Italy)
The Italian archaeological site of Thapsos is a Middle Bronze Age site on the island of Sicily near Syracuse, and the type site for the Thapsos culture.

Torcello (Venetian Lagoon)
Torcello is the name of an island in the Venetian lagoon, where evidence for the development of Venetian glass-making arising from that of the Romans has been identified.

Valcamonica (Italy)
Valcamonica is a valley in northern Italy that is home to numerous rock art sites, some as early as the Upper Paleolithic and into the Iron Age.

Ógnina IV, Italy
Underwater archaeology at this site, with ceramic artifacts dated to 2500 years BP; in German with an English abstract.

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