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Iron Age graves brought to light at Capodimonte, Naples


Excavations in the Buccacce area at Capodimonte, Naples, under the direction of the Superintendence have brought to light fifteen burials of which five are simple pit graves and ten are tufa sarcophagi from the 8th-7th century BC.

The excavations continued for two weeks and were completed on 6 July.

Iron Age graves brought to light at Capodimonte, Naples
Iron Age graves brought to light at Capodimonte, Naples
Iron Age graves brought to light at Capodimonte, Naples
Credit: Tuscia Web
Among the numerous grave goods retrieved are ceramic and bronze vases, pitchers with intertwining handles, about a hundred Bisenzio oil jars of various sizes, kantharoi and cups, as well as spears, javelins and bronze brooches.

Iron Age graves brought to light at Capodimonte, Naples
Credit: Tuscia Web
"All the material" says the mayor Mario Fanelli "is now kept in the town hall waiting to be studied and then eventually exhibited".

Source: Tuscia Web [July 10, 2018]

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