Saturday 16 AUGUST 2014, I0SNY will be active, for the Italian Archaeological School, da UMB-008 – NECROPOLIS ETRUSCA Strozzacapponi OF Corciano – Perugia.
Activities 20 and 40 meters.

A bit of history:


Corciano – The necropolis of Strozzacapponi

The Etruscan necropolis, formed by dozens of chamber tombs, referred 75 note, evidenced by the presence of a community of artisans dedicated to the manufacture of travertine. The unique conditions of access make it a particularly suggestivo.Corciano – Necropolis Strozzacapponi

Along the road that leads to the lake Trasimeno Perugia stood one of the largest settlements of productive and craftsmanship that surrounded the city in the late Hellenistic. Zone, currently on the border between the towns of Perugia and Corciano, was and still is rich in deposits of travertine, widely cultivated from ancient times until both for the building and for the production of handmade; Recent studies have found that the same walls of Perugia was built using materials from the quarries of Santa Sabina. So it was that around the area of ​​the cave was built a large agglomeration inhabited by the people who work here carrying on business. No trace remains of the urban archaeological, especially to the characteristics of the housing, which were assumed to be at a moderate level or constructed largely perishable materials.
It remains a large necropolis, in which were deposited the families of those workers and craftsmen: the grave, a room with dromos access and staircase, were dug in travertine bench, according to a plan "urban" regular, obviously preordained: usually have the same size and character building; within the rectangular chambers there are benches for the deposition of urns and Kits, in bother Modesti. Le urne, usually not decorated, are often personalized with the name of the deceased carved or painted on the lid. The much larger necropolis, identified by chance during building works, has been kept inside a residential and commercial complex, made accessible thanks to careful work of arrangement and enhancement.

Source: Superintendence of Archaeological Heritage of Umbria


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