After a geoelectric survey in order to assess the presence of archaeological structures, is started a new campaign of excavations at the archaeological site of Attidium (Attiggio of Fabriano, An) .These represent a continuation of the various initiatives conducted the previous year, including the research and excavation conducted by Umbra cultural Archaeological coordinated by archaeologists Luca Boldrini and Alessio Pascolini, with the authorization of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, in agreement with the University of Perugia and the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Marche. This is obtained thanks to the efforts of the “Attidiati” chaired by Dario Spuri, and the Parish of St. John the Beheaded by his parish priest, Father Umberto Rotili with the financial support of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Fabriano and Cupramontana, in collaboration with the city of Fabriano. Monday, August 18 at Attiggio started the second excavation campaign and ended September 12 The new excavations were carried out in which the geological survey had identified archaeological structures in the subsurface. During this time they took part in the excavations around 40 students from different universities. Archaeological research has provided new elements to delineate the size and structure of the Roman municipality of Attidium. Archaeological research on Attidium are not new. Think to research of Professor Camillo Ramelli in the nineteenth century, he was very close to Bartolomeo Borghesi, and has collaborated with the Institute of Archaeological Correspondence, which is now become the German Archaeological Institute in Rome  , also with regard to his research on Attidium.

Paolo Carnevali

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