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A Unique Cinerary Urn with an Inscription and Other Objects Found in an Imperial Necropolis in Sicily

As part of the construction project for the new Palermo-Catania-Messina railway link, a significant archaeological discovery has been presented by Italferr, the company responsible for the work, revealing details of a vast Roman settlement discovered on a hill above the Dittaino River, in the Palomba-Catenanuova section on the island of Sicily. The excavation work has […]

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Colossal Telamon from the Temple of Zeus at Agrigento Restored to its Original Upright Position

After twenty years of study, research, and restoration, the “stone giant” of ancient Akragas has been resurrected. The “telamon”, one of the colossal anthropomorphic statues supporting the entablature of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Olympeion, symbol of the Valley of the Temples, has been returned to its upright position. The statue, nearly 8 meters […]

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Fragment of the Frieze from the Temple of Zeus Found at a Depth of 9 Meters off the Coast of Agrigento

An exciting archaeological discovery recently emerged from the Mediterranean Sea after a meticulous underwater excavation and rescue intervention carried out off the coast of Agrigento in Sicily. A team composed of the Subacquei Nucleus of the Carabinieri Command, responsible for the protection of submerged cultural heritage, the Superintendence of the Sea, and the Diving Group […]

Posted inBronze Age Archaeology

Bronze Age Fortification Discovered on the Small Island of Ustica, to the North of Sicily

A new and fascinating chapter in the history of the Mediterranean Sea adds interest to an archaeological settlement that, over decades of studies and excavations, has provided a rich and sophisticated treasure trove of artifacts, evidence of the presence on the small island of Ustica of an evolved and affluent community, whose existence was abruptly […]

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New Structures Discovered in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily

Discoveries of new structures in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, Sicily Archaeological excavations can unearth valuable insights into ancient civilizations. However, digging an entire site is time-consuming, expensive, and risks damaging undiscovered artifacts or structures. Fortunately, geophysical techniques provide archaeologists with non-invasive tools to investigate sites beneath the surface. A recent study applied […]

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Two Ancient Stone Anchors Found off the Coast of Siracusa, in Sicily

During a joint operation by the Maritime Superintendency of the Sicily Region and the Diving Unit of the Guardia di Finanza in Messina, an archaeological protection operation was conducted on the seabed off the coast of San Lorenzo, in the municipality of Noto, province of Siracusa (Sicily). The verification and survey operation was triggered by […]