Giovanni Ricci

Author: Giovanni Ricci

Archaeologist (Cooperativa Archeologia). A specialist in urban archaeology, he coordinated the excavation of the monumental complex of Hadrian’s Athenaeum, found in Piazza Madonna di Loreto during work to construct Line C of the Rome Metropolitan railway. Since 2011, he has collaborated with SSBAR and the German Archaeological Institute in Rome on stratigraphic studies in the Domus Aurea worksite.

Archaeological soundings on the vaults of trajanic galleries 20a and 20b


In September-November 2012, we carried out an archaeological sounding in the sector of the Oppian Hill park above the outer surface of Trajanic Galleries 20A and 20B. The study was aimed at understanding the external layout and construction features of the ancient vaults, with a view both to reconstructing the missing parts and to defining the new external protection system for the monument. Below we publish the preliminary results of the archaeological study.

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