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Exhibition: Theatrum ibidem erat eminentissimum

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fig-2Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 17.00, at the Archaeological Museum “Pietro Griffo” of Agrigento, the exhibition “Theatrum ibid erat eminentissimum” has been inaugurated by the director of the Ente Parco Archeologico della Valle dei Templi, arch. Giuseppe Parello, and the director of MARAG, Dr. Gioconda Lamagna. The exhibition presents the results of a research in the agora of the ancient Agrigentum that the team of the ICAR Department of the Polytechnic of Bari leads since 2012 in accordance with the scientific board of the Ente Parco Archeologico e Paesaggistico della Valle dei Templi and in synergy with the University of Catania and the involvement of the Kore University of Enna and the University of Molise.

Under the scientific supervision of Professors Luigi Caliò (University of Catania), Monica Livadiotti (Polytechnic of Bari), and Drs Valentina Caminneci, Maria Concetta Parello and Maria Serena Rizzo (Ente Parco), the exhibition displays a selection of meaningful finds, coming from the area of ​​the theater, recently discoverd, and the Roman temple. The layout of the exhibition has been prepared by the architect Antonello Fino, in cooperation with Drs. Carla Guzzone, Francesca Leoni, Donatella Mangione and Luciano Piepoli.


The exhibition will remain open until June, 30, 2017.

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Lecture: The destiny of Caere. From the autonomy to the municipium sine suffragio

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8012717174_06facf04cdIn the meetings with experts at the Superintendent seat of Palazzo Clementi, prof. Mario Torelli, starting from a comparison between the situation which arises in southern Etruria in the early fourth century BC between the political and social structures of Caere and Tarquinia, highlights the strong interference of Rome in the Caere context.


Rome, Palazzo Patrizi Clementi, Doric Columns Hall, Via Cavalletti 2

March 15, 2017 at 17:00


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Presentation: M.A. Rizzo, Principi etruschi. Le tombe orientalizzanti di San Paolo a Cerveteri

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Untitled-1Tuesday, February 21, at 16.30, at the Collegio Romano, Spadolini Hall, the special issue of the Bollettino d’Arte Etruscan Princes. Orientalizing the tombs of San Paolo in Cerveteri of Maria Antonietta Rizzo, will be presented.

Speakers Caterina Bon Valsassina e Madrisio, Marina Martelli, Mario Torelli, Fabio Isman. The author also will be present.


Collegio Romano, Spadolini Hall

Via del Collegio Romano, 27, Rome


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Call for paper: The antiquities in the Kingdom. Archaeology, protection and restoration in pre-Unification South Italy

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Pompei2-300x192On the occasion of the tercentenary of the birth of Charles of Bourbon, the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria (MArRC), the Department of Architecture and Territory (dArTe) of the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria and the Department of Humanities, Arts, Culture, Science Education of the University of Foggia promote the international Conference “The antiquities in the Kingdom. Archaeology, protection and restoration in pre-Unification South Italy “, dedicated to the years between 1734 and 1861, a period in which the Bourbon Kingdom gave a significant boost to the development of South Italy.

The event, to be held in Reggio Calabria on April, 27-28, 2017, aims to retrace the steps of the construction of this, for its time, cutting-edge cultural model.

The proposals must be postmarked by February 15, 2017, to the email address:



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International Summer School: The Greek coroplastics on the Adriatic shores: the manufacturing technique, the study of contexts and images, new methods of analysis

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AlbertocchiFrom 5 to 9 June 2017 will be held at the National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara a Summer School particularly addressed to students at educational institutions of higher learning.

The program, comprising lectures, workshops and fieldtrip, will correspond to 40 contact hours. The lectures, given by specialists in the field from Italy, France and USA, will focus on production techniques and interpretation of terracotta figurines, including a section on Spina, whose important archaeological finds are housed in Museum itself.


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For further information please contact the organizers, Marina Albertocchi ( or Paola Desantis (

Project presentation: “Enhancement and Evaluation of cultural heritage in Italy and in the basin of the ancient Mediterranean. Artistic – archaeological aspects”.

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Lincei, immagineFor the “Segnature” of the Accademia dei Lincei, wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 15:00, Rosamaria Carra Bonacasa, Paolo Matthiae, Mario Torelli, Fausto Zevi

will present the project “Enhancement and Evaluation of cultural heritage in Italy and in the basin of the ancient Mediterranean. Artistic – archaeological aspects”.

The presentation will be introduced by Alberto Quadrio Curzio. Speaker Gabriele Galateri di Genola.


Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

Via della Lungara 230

00165 Roma


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Round Table “The Magna Graecia: tradition and innovation”

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fig. 4 Piranesi PaestumOn the occasion of new research commissioned by the Archaeological Park of Paestum, made autonomous with the recent MIBACT reform, on February 3, in the Museum of Paestum, a panel discussion on this issue will be held, with the participation of Enzo Lippolis (Rome), Massimo Osanna (Pompeii), Angela Pontrandolfo (Salerno) and Chiara Portal (Palermo).



Welcome and Introduction, at 17:00

New excavations and research in Greek Paestum, at 17: 15-18: 00

Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Francesca Luongo, Francesco Scelza


Round table, at 18: 15-19: 30

Enzo Lippolis, Massimo Osanna, Angela Pontrandolfo, Chiara Portal; moderates G. Zuchtriegel


For further information:

Ufficio Stampa, Parco Archeologico di Paestum

Tel/fax 0828/811023, 0815808328

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