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Unlooted burial from fourth century BC discovered in Matera, southern Italy


The Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Basilicata, Francesco Canestrini, and the Archbishop of Matera- Irsina, Antonio Giuseppe Caiazzo, have announced the discovery of an ancient Greek burial behind the Cathedral Maria SS. Bruna di Matera, in the area of the former seminary.

Unlooted burial from fourth century BC discovered in Matera, southern Italy
Credit: TRM Network


"The burial", according to a joint statement, "dates back to the fourth century BC and contains a complete set of grave goods, consisting of a series of symposium vases of probable Apulian workmanship."

Unlooted burial from fourth century BC discovered in Matera, southern Italy
Credit: TRM Network


Unlooted burial from fourth century BC discovered in Matera, southern Italy
Credit: TRM Network


The scientific direction of the excavation of the tomb and the archaeological investigation of the entire context of the discovery was undertaken by the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Basilicata, alongside two specialized archaeologists appointed by the Archdiocese.


"It is an exceptional discovery that adds another fundamental piece to the knowledge of the history of the ancient population of this urban sector, for which there are already well known discoveries made in the last century, traceable to the same chronological horizon," said the Superintendence.

Source: TRM Network [May 20, 2019]

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