Archaeology: on YouTube ancient Sybaris reveals its secrets

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22 April, 12:17

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, APRIL 22 - A video on the Italian Culture Ministry's (MiBACT) YouTube channel from the Sybaris Archaeological Park shows research, study, excavation and the decline of the great ancient city.

    Since the start of the coronavirus emergency, museums, archeological parks, and autonomous state institutes have been providing MiBACT with all types of audiovisual content for its channel, to allow people to continue to enjoy Italy's national cultural heritage from home.

    The Sybaris Archaeological Park, which became an autonomous institute in December, preserves the remains of one of the richest and most important cities of Magna Graecia.

    The video shows research from the excavation of the "Casa Bianca" (White House) area, which began at the start of the 1960s thanks to a collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and the Lerici Foundation, aimed at identifying the extent of the ancient city of Sybaris.

    The results were brought together in a book titled "The Search for Sybaris".

    The video explains that in the 1970s, the dig brought to light the north-south plateia, the small temple, the sanctuary of Isis, and Porta Marina.

    The images show the archaeological site plans of Sybaris, and the extent of the cities contained within: Sybaris, Thurii, and Copia.

    Important artifacts were discovered across the entire area, including an antefix, the "Toro Cozzante" bull, a bronze table with an inscription, and some statues, all of which are currently housed and visible at the Sybaris archaeological museum.(ANSAmed).

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