Attività della Missione archeologica dell’Università di Palermo a Sabratha e Cirene negli anni 2009-2014

Antonella Mandruzzato, Sergio Aiosa, Emma Vitale, Rosa Maria Carra, Giuseppina Cipriano, Nicola Bonacasa

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Archaeological Reports of the University of Palermo mission at Sabratha and Cirene in the years 2009-2014 The onerous legacy left by N. Bonacasa it requires us to present the results of archaeological researches and restorations carried out at Sabratha and Cyrene.Sabratha. In the essay B, along the northern portico of the Temple of Serapis (beginning of the iii century), a pre-existent neo-Punic public building was recognized, diverging in orientation from the Roman buildings of the Forum, thus demonstrating the total rebuilding of the urban structure in Roman times. To protect this interesting discovery we have followed the restoration of the structures and the realization of the project for a coveringwith walkable glass sheets U.V. The defnitive publication of the results of the research and restorations has been personally treated by N. Bonacasa. The study of the Roman bath-buildings endedwith the publication of the results. The restorationof the mosaic foor of the entrance corridor wasalso carried out in the Terme of Regio v. The morethan satisfactory results allowed to save this important document of the history of the Sabrathensismosaic. Thanks to the photogrammetric surveyand the topographic study of the Insula 9 in theRegio ii, it was possible to develop an integratedplanimetry of the “Terme a mare”. The fnal results and all the illustrative documentation arepresented in this book.In the topographic survey of the Theater District (Regiones iii, iv, v) it was possible to anchorthe plan of the buildings being studied: Casa dell’attore tragico, Casa del Peristilio, Terme of Regiov, Temple of Hercules, Christian Basilicas 3 and 4,Baths “of the Basilica 3”, Baths of Oceano, Templeof Isis, Paleochristian catacomb. We have recentlypublished new data about the study of the catacomb and the Christian funerary areas in the Theater District.As regards the research on private residential constructions it is underway a new edition of theRoman wall paintings which were exhibited in theMuseum after the restoration. Preliminary news onthe Casa del Peristilio have recently been publishedin two studies, the fnal results of the surveys carriedout in the domus will be presented in the book inpreparation which concerns all the excavations conducted by the Mission in the Theater District.The presence of a public square in the area infront of the Temple of Hercules, beyond the decumanus, was hypothesized due to the absence ofhousing structures and the attendance of thespaces for funerary use in the Byzantine age. Thesame Temple of Hercules, dedicated to imperialworship, may have been the main building of a second Roman forum in Sabratha. It has also beensuggested that the west portico had been reused asa place of Christian worship, connected with oneof the funerary areas. Even the hypothesis that theTheater District had older structures than the second century expects to be confrmed by the fnal results of the numerous stratigraphic tests that willbe presented in the same book in preparation.Cyrene. N. Bonacasa with the restoration and anastylosis works at the Temple of Zeus he intendedto repropose the constructive unity and the architectural identity of the monument. The workswere conducted from 1997 to 2013.North side. Five lintels have been restored: 4 relocated on the columns and a very fragmented onehas been left on the ground; two triglyphs, two metopes and a frame block have also been relocated.East side. All the surviving blocks of the architrave containing the inscription with the dedicationto iovi augusto have been restored and displayed
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)11-68
Numero di pagine58
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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