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Topography and Archaeology of the Sacred, Architectural and Material Culture from Locri Epizephyrii


Topografia e archeologia del sacro, cultura architettonica e materiale di Locri Epizefiri

ARCHAEOLOGY

Topography and Archaeology of the Sacred, Architectural and Material Culture from Locri Epizephyrii


Coordinator: Dr. Marina Rubinich

ARCHAEOLOGY

Topography and Archaeology of the Sacred, Architectural and Material Culture from Locri Epizephyrii


Coordinator: Dr. Marina Rubinich

Topografia e archeologia del sacro, cultura architettonica e materiale di Locri Epizefiri

Marina Rubinich is currently working on the study and fully publication of the contexts, the architectonical artifacts and the material culture uncovered during the excavations carried out by her (between 1998 and 2002 as Assistant of the local Superintendence, between 2007 and 2009 as Scientific Director of an archaeological mission of the University of Udine in agreement) at two of the most important shrines of the ancient Greek city of Locri Epizephyrii (in the province of Reggio Calabria): the sanctuary of Casa Marafioti and the one in Marasà, probably dedicated to Aphrodite.

The study of the excavation data and of the different classes of materials discovered (pottery, coins, architectural terracottas, coroplastic artifacts, fauna etc.) allows to analyse the transformation which interested the two sacred places from their foundation (7th–6th century BC) to the post-ancient times, by reconnecting the new acquisitions to the data of the previous investigations held in the 20th century (some of which are basically still unpublished) and to the more recent studies focused on the city of Locri Epizephyrii, its architectural culture and its sacred and votive contexts.