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ELISA CHIARA PORTALE

Ricerche a Solunto (2022)

  • Autori: LIMONCELLI M; PORTALE C.; MONTALI G; POLIZZI G; CANGEMI M
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2023
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/583582

Abstract

New Investigations at Solunto (2022) ∙ The last fieldwork campaign in Solunto by the University of Palermo, in the sanctuary above the theatre and in the baths near the agora (the North Baths), obtained some relevant results concerning both the building sequences and the architectural configurations. In the sanctuary, a clearer picture is emerging of the oldest layout, dating from the 4th century B.C. (1st phase). After the first reshaping of the street grid and of the urban layout (2nd phase), in the second half of 2nd century B.C., an overall restyling (3rd phase) gave the whole sanctuary area an impressive organization into terraces linked through ramps and stairways. A striking feature, till now unnoticed, is the stairway aligned with the front of the temple with two cellae and forecourt, which enhances the theatre on its central axis; the theatre itself has a rectilinear analemma wall on the corresponding rear (W) part. In the baths, an eastern extension of the building has been discovered and some new evidence for the function of the complex has been obtained. At the same time, the virtual reconstruction project is being carried out, integrating the results from the fieldwork into the overall framework, with the twofold objective: to test the new acquisitions, and to create a virtual tour of the ancient city, allowing a “Solunto experience”.