Archive for the ‘archaeology’ Category

TODI UNDERGROUND : THE “Fabbrica della Piana”

March 21, 2014

by Benedetta Tintillini

corretta-copy (1)Among olive groves and pine trees, inside the Parco della Piana, a pleasant green area close to the town of Todi, lies the charming Fontana dei Bottini. Delicious in its simplicity and in its functions, with less than 150 years of life, the fountain tells us of a simple peasant life that seems so far away in time. Built in 1872 , it is called “dei Bottini” because it is supplied by small galleries by barrel vaults called Bottini. It consists of three basins, with different functions: one for the watering of animals and two for cloths washing, one for soaping and one for rinsing.

This fountain was, and is, fed by water drained from the galleries to be visited .

The nineteenth-century galleries are fully accessible even to the people less accustomed to this kind of experience, passable on foot and in extreme safety .

The bricks used for the masonry works were made with the material of the excavations, brought outside, worked in a furnace built ​​for this purpose, and reintroduced into the form of bricks. (more…)


September 20, 2013
Benedetta Tintillini

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by Benedetta Tintillini

Next appointment with our past will take place on September 29th in Rome. The Matavitatau Cultural Association scheduled the activity entitled: LIVING IN ROME : THE DOMUS of Palazzo Valentini , the Trajan’s Column and the ROMAN DOMUS of Celio Hill.

Memeber and not-members will have the opportunity guided by the President of the Association , Nicoletta Bernardini , to discover the excavations made ​​in the (more…)

The “city in the middle” Mevania , the political capital and religious center of the ancient Umbrians

September 16, 2013

Bevagna, famous for its medieval  atmosphere, expertly revived during the Mercato delle Gaite , contains an ancient history in which the city played an important role : Capital of the Umbrian Etnos. (more…)

ARCHAEOLOGY in Terni: Not The Celts BUT THE UMBRIAN NAHARKI lived there

July 25, 2013

marinaBy Marina Antinori

The population of “Umbrian Naharki” had been the topic of the show “Il salotto buono… di sera” hosted by Livia Torre, which aired on November, 21st at 20.40 on Teleterni, visible through web streaming. Dr. Maria Cristina De Angelis of the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Umbria, Dr. Marina Antinori, Dr.. Stefano Ferrari, Stefano Montori Speleological Group of Terre Arnolfe as guests.

The topics were about the necropolis of Acciaierie (X-IV century BC.), the (more…)


July 23, 2013
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Benedetta Tintillini

by Benedetta Tintillini

What could be better than spending your time on activities that mix leisure and culture, in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Anyone who wants to participate in Matavitatau’s next activity, scheduled on August 3rd and 4th, 2013, open to members and not memebers, can enjoy the sun and the sea, on a guided (more…)