The construction site for the 1990 World Cup brought to light extraordinary archaeological finds. It was one of the most important excavation and recovery campaigns of Verona’s most important materials, and today it is on display. It will in fact be inaugurated today at 16.30 at Porta Palio la exhibition “The World Championships in Italy ’90 and the discovery of the Roman necropolis”, promoted by the Department of Tourism and Unesco Reports and by the Superintendence of archeology, fine arts and landscape for the provinces of Verona, Rovigo and Vicenza, in collaboration with the Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Pavia and with the Mutual Aid Society Porta Palio.
The exhibition wants celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the discovery of the Roman necropolis occurred on the occasion of the construction of the Porta Palio underpass, of the works in via Albere and the ring road of the Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium for the 1990 World Cup. In view of the World Cup, yes also disputed in Verona, the mayor Gabriele Sboarina had taken the opportunity to modernize the access road to the stadium.
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The urban and infrastructural adaptation work led to the discovery of a long stretch of the ancient Postumia road, coming fromarch of the Gavi (today’s corso Cavour, Castelvecchio and stradone Porta Palio). He also came discovered a large necropolis datable between the 1st and 4th centuries AD
The excavations, led by the director of the Verona Operational Unit of the Archaeological Superintendency of Veneto, Giuliana Cavalieri Manasse and by the English archaeologist Peter J. Hudson, which worked for the Multiart cooperative, unearthed over a thousand burials, including cremations and burials, found between Porta Palio and the first traversa Spianà. And the exhibition therefore wants to be a informative but also playful moment, for the atmosphere of waiting to remember from the fibrillation for the imminent start of the World Cup but also for a great discovery when, before starting the work, archeology has not yet been carried out.
The exhibition at Porta Palio was set up thanks to a real work team, which involved the Unesco Office of the Municipality, the Superintendency and the University of Pavia, retracing the main stages of these archaeological discoveries, remembering the protagonists, telling the history of the excavations through a path on the genesis of that period, lived shortly after the glories of the Hellas Verona championship victory.
So everything will be seen with the eyes of now, with also many curiosities related to the many objects recovered during the excavations, which represent the various phases of the Roman funerary ritual. To support the initiative there will also be the Associazione Santa Lucia, which it organized two guided tours to the archaeological evidence of the necropolis of via Albere Sunday 19 December and Sunday 9 January, at 2 pm, with an appointment at Parco Postumia in via Albere 112 A. To participate you must write to [email protected], communicating name, surname, number of participants and mobile phone number.
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Information and timetables
The exhibition will remain open with free admission from December 18th to January 9th, everyday from 10 to 18, with these exceptions:
- 24 December, open from 10 to 13;
- 25 December, from 3 to 6 pm;
- December 31, from 10 to 13;
- 1 January closed;
- January 6th from 3pm to 6pm.
The Councilor for Unesco Reports intervened yesterday morning in the Tapestry room to present the exhibition Francesca Toffali, the Superintendent Vincenzo Tiné with the official Brunella Bruno, for the Unesco Office of the Municipality Ettore Napione and the president of the Santa Lucia Association Igino Mengalli.
“The exhibition retraces the moments of the greatest archaeological campaign that took place in Verona, just on the occasion of the World Cup – said the commissioner Toffali -. It will be possible to retrace the steps to improve liveability and mobility in our neighborhoods. I thank the University of Pavia and the Superintendency for the great research and preparation work that led to this result ».
«The initiative draws attention to a fundamental discovery of the very early 90s – he said Tiné -. We are in fact talking about one of the most important excavations of the archeology of funerary practices in Northern Italy. This is thanks to important excavations linked to large public works ».
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