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GPR 3D model in the area of the San Nicola church, Misterbianco (Sicily)

  • Authors: Capizzi P.; Martorana R.; Bottari C.; Canzoneri A.; Civico R.
  • Publication year: 2022
  • Type: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in rivista
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In 1669 the most destructive eruption on Etna volcano was recorded since historical times (about 700 BCE), whose lava flow destroyed completely the ancient town of Misterbianco, located on the southern slope of Mount Etna. San Nicola church is one of the three churches that historically were covered by lava flow. In the 1980s, some works for the construction of a parking lot allowed to discover an ancient wall belonging to the church. Some georadar prospections were carried out in the investigated area finalized to reconstruct the planimetric development of the ancient church and to direct future excavation works.