Carabinieri police discover Tomb of Paestum hero

Dating back to IV-III century B.C

26 November, 16:59

    Tomba eroe Paestum Tomba eroe Paestum

    ROME - The Carabinieri art squad has found pieces of a frescoed Samnite tomb dating back to the fourth-third century BC, it emerged Thursday.
    The remains come from the archaeological area of Paestum near Naples.
    One of the plates depicts a young hero armed with a circular shield and a javelin leading a mule carrying a small dog.

    The details of the find were illustrated at the Historic Museum of the Carabinieri in Rome during the presentation of the exhibition 'L'Arma Custode della Memoria' (The Carabinieri Corps, Custodian of Memory).
    Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, the General Commander of the Carabinieri Corps Tullio Del Sette and the new director of Paestum archaeological area, Gabriel Zuchtriegel, attended.

    Germany's Zuchtriegel, 34, is one of 20 new directors appointed earlier this year following an international selection competition to head up Italy's major museums and archaeological areas under a shake-up of the national cultural heritage. Seven of the 20 new directors are foreign.

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