From the Italian Press

First order of the day is catching up with a pile of Italian items which may or may not make it to the English press … as always, in no particular order:

A brief item on the discovery of a ‘warrior burial’ dating from the 4th century B.C. at San Severo:

A 4th/5th century mosaic from Reggio:

A 4th century sarcophagus of a (high rank?) child from Bari:

Remains of a couple of ‘Roman’ houses from the 3rd/2nd century B.C. at San Donaci (not sure if you can call things in this part of Puglia from this time ‘Roman’):

Plans are afoot to extend the digging area around the Roman Villa at Mantua:

A while back we were told of the sanitation crisis at the site of Pompeii … it appears not much has improved (and emergency services aren’t great either, as a British tourist had a fatal heart attack there):

In the wake of all those ‘theme park’ stories, Ostia feels it should be getting more financial/political attention:

There’s a new ‘infopoint’ (presumably an information centre) at Herculaneum:

The archaeological museum at Milan has reopened its Greek section with a new exhibition:

I’m surprised I haven’t seen anything about this in the English press yet … the recovery of some 573 items dated to the 4th/5th centuries B.C. (mostly coins) from auctions on eBay from someone in Palermo:

A brief (and vague) item on the recovery of antiquities from a couple of guys in Torino:

Italy returned a pile of items purloined from Bulgaria (the numbers vary):


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