Oct 6, 2011

Today's Site

We have finished the excavation, but there still remain some works before closing the site.

Oct 5, 2011

Roofing over the site

We have finished all of the programmed archaeological activity in this year.
Now we begin constructing the roof all over the site to protect it.

Our Fellows

To protect the site until next opening the excavation, they are setting up the roof and alarm devices.

Thank you all for your following up to this "Blog".!
Until the resumption of the excavation we may occasionally up some articles about our excavation project here.

See you next year !!

Oct 3, 2011

Today's our patch

After all, we not only couldn't taste the watermelon but found nothing of its fruit.

As for Friarielli (Turnip Tops), They finished with the very regrettable result....

  (This year)

(Two years ago)

On 1 and 2 October, 2011

On the last weekend, we opened the site to citizens to show the results of the excavation in this year.

I thank to the citizens of Somma Vesuviana for your visiting to the site.

And thanks a lot to the local cultural associations (Pro Loco Somma, Dioniso and Club P.O., especially Mr. Franco Mosca of Pro Loco Somma) for your help to organize this event.

Sep 27, 2011

Open Site Days

As following program we will open the excavation to you all.
Please come and join us.

The tunnel

Until now we have excavated in the tunnel in the area indicated as "Photo A" bellow, and now on the other side of the wall we found an aperture like a drain indicated as "Photo B".
But we are uncertain how functioned that tunnel yet,
and the excavation in this year will be closed soon.
So we have to postpone the conclusion about it.

(Photo A)

(Photo B)

Sep 23, 2011

La Festa Finale

Let's enjoy "La Festa Finale" of the excavation in this year !!

Thanks a lot to you all.....

Sep 20, 2011


Preparation for taking photo of general view of the area excavated in this year.

In addition, we cleaned up again the floor decorated with mosaics in the next room  (Vano 10).

Sep 16, 2011

Congratulations, Antonio !

Thank you very much for your help to the excavation for these 10 years !
Now he is starting his second life.           Our best wishes!

Sep 15, 2011

In the tunnel

We found that an architectural element along the wall is a kind of a tunnel that leads to "Area 12".
We have removed all the soil filled in it. And now you can see the trace that shows a water pipes were pulled out on the floor.

Buon viaggio!

Thank you ,Yukiko, for your participation to the excavation.
See you again !

Sep 12, 2011

What's this ? (2)

The other day we found an unknown architectural element along the wall.
And there was a square shaped hole filled up with soil on it.

We dug in the hole, and found a small tunnel below. It may be a kind of channel..
But it is still unknown where this channel comes from, where that leads to
and how that worked.

Sep 9, 2011

Farewell lunch

Thank you, Maria, for your participation in the excavation.
See you soon and join us again next year !

And we all would like to thank you, prof. Angelelli, that you made ​​a very very tasty dish for us ! 

Protecting the pavement of the cistern

We covered the entire paved floor of the cistern with non-weaved cloth, and spread it with sand.

Sep 8, 2011

The excavation continues

In this area we continue the excavation layer by layer to know how did they used this area and to reconstruct its chronological sequence.

A little crowded........

Cleaning up and taking some photo

Measuring the elevation on the surface

And the excavation still goes on....