Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A new gate at Amelia, Umbria

According to the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell'Umbria, a new gate has been discovered in the ancient city walls at Amelia, the ancient Ameria. The arch-topped gate was discovered during the dismantling of a modern embankment, and is now exposed to a height of 4.5 m. The wall circuit is built in polygonal masonry and dates generally to the 4th-3rd centuries BCE.

For more general information, see Bill Thayer's page on Amelia, and that of the Soprintendenza.

(Thanks to Dave Morris for the use of his photo of a (different) section of the walls)

1 comment:

Bill Thayer said...

Thank you Dan for alerting me to this discovery; now mentioned on my little Amelia page that you linked to. (I really ought to get cracking on a real site on the town.…)