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2,200-year-old chamber tomb discovered in Taranto


After centuries, archaeological finds of historical and cultural importance re-emerge from the Taranto area. The latest discovery in the Apulian city is that of a chamber tomb found in Via Maturi, in the semi-periphery of Taranto. The tomb contains seven burials and dates back to the second century BC.

2,200-year-old chamber tomb discovered in Taranto
Credit: PugliaPress


The discovery was presented by the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape during the Days of Archaeology. The discovery was made thanks to a stratigraphic survey carried out at Enel's request for the positioning of a section of the underground grid.

2,200-year-old chamber tomb discovered in Taranto
Credit: PugliaPress


The funerary equipment found is very rich and valuable, and is currently being restored in the laboratory of the Superintendence. It contains pottery, votive objects and metal artefacts.

2,200-year-old chamber tomb discovered in Taranto
Credit: PugliaPress


The City of Taranto, through the Councillor for Town Planning, Augusto Ressa, expressed satisfaction with the new discovery and stressed the "close relationship" of the administration with the Superintendence "for the enhancement of the cultural heritage of the city and the particular attention paid to the ancient underground structures spread throughout the town."

2,200-year-old chamber tomb discovered in Taranto
Credit: Soprintendenza archeologia belle arti e paesaggio Brindisi, Lecce e Taranto
Taranto was one of the most flourishing cities of Magna Graecia and is now home to a National Archaeological Museum.

Source: Meteo Web [June 18, 2019]

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