Research excvation at Sant Omobono, Rome

Sant Ombono archaeological fieldwork

Project partner: 
University of Michigan, City of Rome

MOLA was asked to assist in the excavation of the archaeological park, Sant Omobono in Rome. The research dig, led by the University of Michigan and supported by The City of Rome, investigated Rome’s first harbour; a hugely significant site encompassing an early Republican temple podium.

The investigation sought to answer questions about the earliest periods of Rome’s archaic history, which rarely survive in Rome. We provided experienced fieldwork staff to help direct excavations. Our extensive expertise in urban and waterlogged waterfront archaeology was called upon to excavate and record the challenging waterlogged archaeology.

A linear feature with a vertical edge, probably associated with either the construction of the temple or perhaps with the robbing of its magnificent stone for re-use elsewhere, was discovered.

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