High-tech recovery at a village submerged in #Lago di Bolsena

Photo of Lago di Bolsena from Wikimedia commons contributed by Kweedado2
Photo of Lago di Bolsena from Wikimedia commons contributed by Kweedado2

I read a very interesting story recently about a project to recover artifacts in Lago di Bolsena. Here is my English translation of an excerpt of the article:

We are at a hundred feet from the shore of Lake Bolsena in the submerged archaeological complex of the prehistoric village of Gran Carro (or Gran Caro according to the original wording), one of the largest and best preserved settlements of the Villanovan period, which was discovered in 1959 but practically abandoned for almost thirty years without significant thorough study and remained at the mercy of divers and grave robbers. The area called IL GUSCIO is where the core of underwater archeology has been conducted by the Istituto Superiore for conservation and restoration directed by Gisella Capponi. They have been experimenting with a new high-tech technique for underwater recovery of some of the at-risk organic artifacts. The experiment has been conducted as part of the European project Sasmap, led by the National Museum of Denmark.

To read the full article in Italian, here is the link: http://www.ilmessaggero.it/ROMA/CULTURA/recupero_hi_tech_villaggio_sommerso_lago_di_bolsena/notizie/312119.shtml

Ci sentiamo presto, Lina

 

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