POSITANO ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: [Sotto cripta principale della chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta] ROMANS ON THE BAY OF NAPLES – SPECTACULAR VILLA UNDER POSITANO SEES THE LIGHT. ARCHAEOLOGY | AIA (SEPT. | OCT. 2016), pp. 27 – 31.

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POSITANO ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: [Sotto cripta principale della chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta] ROMANS ON THE BAY OF NAPLES – SPECTACULAR VILLA UNDER POSITANO SEES THE LIGHT. ARCHAEOLOGY | AIA (SEPT. | OCT. 2016), pp. 27 – 31.

s.v., Sotto cripta principale della chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta – Straordinari reperti di arte romana. [Salerno], l’Espresso (06/12/2012).

ROMANS ON THE BAY OF NAPLES – SPECTACULAR VILLA UNDER POSITANO SEES THE LIGHT. ARCHAEOLOGY | AIA (SEPT. | OCT. 2016), pp. 27 – 31.

“…Once we reach the spot, you won’t believe your eyes,” says archaeologist Luciana Jacobelli of the University of Molise as she opens a small door to the crypt of the church of Santa Maria Assunta in the center of town. It’s very dim inside, and she has to use a flashlight as we make our way. We slowly climb down a series of ladders through a forest of iron scaffolding toward what seems to be the only well-lit area, nearly 30 feet under the church. Jacobelli then leads me into a room and, as promised, frescoes in dazzling green, yellow, red, and blue seem to illuminate the space on their own. We have arrived at the extraordinarily well-preserved remains of a lavish villa marittima, or seaside villa, once a luxurious retreat for the rich of ancient Rome to escape the summer heat and the hustle and bustle of city life in the first centuries b.c. and a.d.”

pg. 1 = https://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/34728382973/

pg. 2 = https://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/35150870580/

pg. 3 = https://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/35150870500/

FONTE | SOURCE:

Marco Merola is Archaeology our Naples correspondent. For more
stunning images of the villa, go to archaeology.org/positano.

— ARCHAEOLOGY | AIA VOL. 69 | No. 6 (SEPT. | OCT. 2016), pp. 27 – 31.

https://www.archaeology.org

s.v.,

— POSITANO ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Sotto cripta principale della chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta – Straordinari reperti di arte romana. [Salerno], l’Espresso ;(07/12/2012). Cultura – Salvate gli affreschi di Positano – Straordinari reperti di arte romana. Mai aperti al pubblico. Che adesso rischiano di andare in rovina. Per colpa della politica. La denuncia degli archeologi. l’Espresso (06/12/2012). FOTO 1 di 7.

POSITANO ARCHEOLOGIA e RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: ROMANS ON THE BAY OF NAPLES - SPECTACULAR VILLA UNDER POSITANO SEES THE LIGHT. ARCHAEOLOGY | AIA (SEPT. | OCT. 2016), pp. 27 - 31.
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