Rome, works in Appia Antica Park: statue of Hercules emerges

Rome, works in Appia Antica Park: statue of Hercules emerges

During the excavation operations carried out by Acea Ato 2 in Scott Park in the VIII Municipality in the Appia Antica Park area, it was found a life-size marble statue depicting a character of the imperial age. As already underlined by experts in the sector, it is undoubtedly a discovery of high archaeological value. “The statue – explains Acea in a note – was found by Acea Ato 2 technicians who were digging at Parco Scott during some renovation operations of a sewage collector at a depth of about 10 meters from the ground. As soon as the presence of the finds was detected, the team of technicians immediately reported the find to the Archaeological Superintendency of Fine Arts and Landscape”.

“Acea, having always operated in an area rich in history and culture, has acquired experience in collaborating with the entities responsible for enhancing the historical and artistic heritage of the city. In the operational activities linked to the services that the Group manages, cases of discoveries of archaeological sites and artifacts unearthed in the subsoil of the capital. These include the discovery in 2018 of an imperial-era building at Ponte Milvio during the excavation work carried out by Acea-Areti for interventions on the electricity grid in the area. technicians to the competent bodies, it was possible to continue the work and thus combine the efficiency of the electrical maintenance operations with the continuation of the archaeological recovery work”, underlines the company.

“Other important discoveries in the past – continues the company – have seen Acea engaged on the front line together with the institutions, such as in 2019, when the truly unique discovery of a perfectly preserved skeleton came to light during some Areti excavations in piazzale Ostiense, in in front of the entrance to the Piramide station of metro line B in Rome Finally, exactly one year ago, some sepulchral complexes from the second century AD were found less than a meter underground in Via Luigi Tosti in the Appio Latino district, during activities on the water network”.

“This continuous and assiduous collaboration has allowed the company to provide a further contribution to the enhancement of a unique heritage in the world – which is that of Rome – and testifies to the attention that Acea has towards the historical-artistic beauties of the capital”, he concludes Acea.


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