In the Pompeii that looks to the future there is the ancient one that never ignores the glorious splendor of the past. And the latest discovery that enriches the archaeological repertoire of the City of Excavations is very Vesuvian. It was in fact the archaeologist and tour guide recognized by the Campania Region Raffaele Romano, CEO of Naples Grand Tour and Grand Tour Experience, commissioned by the company that manages the energy network in the city, to find outside the archaeological site, the remains of an access portal of a building located on the ancient road that led from Porta Nocera towards the Sant'Abbondio hill. Finds dating back to the early 1900s that suggest forms of urbanization and construction styles of the cities of the time: other buildings stood along the road, as also attested on other roads outside the walls of ancient Pompeii. This time the materials found by Dr. Romano have emerged right in the center of the town, in via Plinio, a few meters from the archaeological walk that runs along the entire necropolis of Porta Nocera.
"These are, specifically, the charred traces of a wooden door, the housing of the hinges, as well as nails and decorative iron studs and some large tiles - says Romano, a young and highly accredited archaeologist from Pollena Trocchia - The whole is pertinent to a building that was located on the ancient road that led from the urban area of Pompeii to the hill located in today's Sant'Abbondio, where once stood a temple dedicated to Dionysus, whose remains are still visible ". The discovery dates back to the end of March. During the excavation work for the installation of Enel cables in via Plinio - at the intersection with via Tenente Ravellese, in the Municipality of Pompeii - the Archaeological Park of Pompeii carried out an emergency archeology intervention following the fortuitous discovery of some limestone blocks relevant to ancient structures. The Archaeological Park of Pompeii to which the finds were delivered, after having ensured the documentation of the archaeological remains found, has started the procedure for the verification of cultural interest.
Article’s Source: L’Ora Vesuviana 22nd April 2021