Post by NeandertalMan on Mar 29, 2008 2:25:09 GMT -5
Posted by Fulvio Friday, March 28, 2008
The conference room at Naples' famed National Archeological Museum was packed, with standing room only spilling out into the hallway as a conference got underway, reviewing work in progress on a major archaeological project beneath the ancient original Greco-Roman streets in the city's historic center. Archeologists and scientists have been working on an ongoing project to restore a huge Roman Colosseum or Amphitheater buried some 10 to 12 meters beneath todays bustling narrow alleyways and piazzas of the old city. Napoliunderground was represented by Fulvio and Ipogeo, who were were special guests, having been asked to prepare a photographic overview, as well as a Ipogeo's video tour of the area where the tedious work in the huge underground area is taking place. The conference was organized by architect Giancarlo Ferulano, of the City's metropolitan historic valuation department to present new discoveries from this major find which dates from the I and II centuries A.D. Two samples of the photos are below in which you can see the characteristic Roman brickwork in the classic diamond shaped pattern and a piece of a decorative Roman fresco that retains its colors.