“During the course of the recent archeological surveys conducted in the area of the former Piazza Madonna di Loreto, (sector #14 / B1) Italian archaeologists working under the direction of Dr. Roberto Egidi & Dr. Mirella Serlorenzi (SSBAR) discovered a new Trajanic inscription. This based upon a series of new photographs taken by Gianni De Dominicis, at the excavations site as of January 2 & 17, 2011.”
~ Comment by Martin G. Conde, Wash. DC, USA — 21 January, 2011 @ 04:56
“It’s good to have fresh news on newly discovered inscriptions, but a little bit more discretion and patience while the official publication is still forthcoming would have been appreciated…”
~ Comment by Silvia Orland [SILVIA ORLANDI: L’ iscrizione del praefectus urbi F. Felix Passifilus Paulinus [ 473 a.D.]. Bollettino d’ Arte (c.s 2011).] — 8 March, 2011 @ 06:54
“Dear Dott.ssa Orlandri, as for your comment: “…but a little bit more discretion and patience while the official publication is still forthcoming,” yes your right, but what surprised me the most about the news of the discovery of the inscriptions and other artifacts discovered at the site, and photographed between Jan. – Feb. 2011, I was surprised to learn from the scholars at the Museum of the Imperial Fora (e-mail personal communication in Feb. 2011), that Dr. Roberto Egidi, had not informed either Dr. Lucrezia Ungaro or Dr. Roberto Meneghini ( Office / Museum of the Imperial Fora) of this important discovery? Nearly fours years into the excavations at the pal. Madonna di Loreto site (2008-11), Dr. Egidi has done little to convey these important finding to his scholarly peers in Rome [see n. 1 bibliography]. Problematically the SSBAR in Rome responsible for the excavations in the Metro C archaeological surveys of the Imperial Fora (2007-2011, and the Temple of Peace (1999-2007), has done a very poor job of reporting on the archaeological findings, period! Several scholars in Rome, I spoke with said, that the Metro C archaeological excavations in the Fora, and the past publications by Dr. Egidi are so vague in details, and that these finding may never be published.”
~ Thank you, Martin G. Conde, Washington DC, USA (29/04/2011).
1). Rome, the Piazza Venezia – The Archaeological Surveys for the Future Construction of the Piazza Venezia Metro ‘C’ Subway Station (2006-2010): The Piazza dei Madonna Loreto S14/B1 Site (2006-10).