2,200-year-old tomb discovered in Taranto

2,200-year-old tomb discovered in Taranto


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After many centuries in silence, important archaeological finds are beginning to emerge in the area of Taranto. The last: a 2,200-year-old tomb (2nd century BC) in the city of Apulia.

The grave is actually a chamber containing seven burials and it was discovered by the Superintendency of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape when carrying out a stratigraphic study in the area, requested by an energy company to create an underground network there.

These burials are very valuable to continue discovering the past of Taranto and all the objects found, among which are ceramics, votive offering objects and metal objects, are being restored in the laboratory of the Superintendency.

Taranto was one of the most flourishing cities of Magna Graecia (Magna Grecia), territory occupied by Greek settlers in the south of the Italian peninsula and Sicily.

Images and Via: Soprintendenza archeologia belle arti e paesaggio Brindisi, Lecce e Taranto

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