Prompt Photo Reports on the Progress of the Archeological Excavation.
by villa_somma
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Stone pavement

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We dug a test trench along the west side cross section of this area to bring the stratigraphical relations between the volcanic sediments in 472 A.D. and the roman ground level into daylight.

And in the bottom of the test trench we found a part of a pavement with local volcanic stones.
All the stones have irregular forms, but the surfaces of them are smoothed.
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It is not horizontal. And contrary to the topographical decline it looks going down gradually from north to south.
Moreover we found that the pavement had been overwhelmed well before the eruption in 472 A.D..
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by villa_somma | 2009-09-16 06:45 | architecture
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