Prompt Photo Reports on the Progress of the Archeological Excavation.
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Some aligned huge pots

We found some huge pots in the north end of the excavation in 2008 and 2009.
We filled them up with lumps of inflated clay to prevent from its collapsing.

Through this work we could measure the capacity of each of them also.
The average capacity of them is about 1,500 liters.
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by villa_somma | 2011-09-10 07:36 | materials

In front of the doorway

It is still unknown why they leaned some roofing tiles and a limestone threshold plate on a wall on top of the layer of volcanic scoriae.
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And after the removal of tiles
We found a fragment of the right foot of a marble statue.
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by villa_somma | 2011-08-30 06:13 | materials

And one more fragment of a statue

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We found another fragment of a marble statue during the excavation of this layer.
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It may be a part of the left shoulder of a statue, but it couldn't derive from the same statue of which the right foot was found in neighborhood yesterday.
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by villa_somma | 2009-09-18 10:19 | materials

A stamped material

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We found a fragment of ceramic with stamp. It could be a lid of a huge pot.
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by villa_somma | 2009-09-18 09:49 | materials

A fragment of another marble statue

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During the excavation of this layer we found a fragment of another marble statue.
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It may represent the right foot of a small child.
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by villa_somma | 2009-09-17 07:17 | materials

The huge pots

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We removed the lid of a huge pot settled in the ground.

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The mouth of the pot was sealed very well with its lid and clay around it.
And more than 1500 years have passed.

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A secret weapon to pick up samples from the bottom of the pot

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We found some residuals in the bottom of it and on the inner surface.

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We will analyze some of these residuals.
What was filled in these huge pots?
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by villa_somma | 2009-09-16 05:32 | materials

Side pillar of a gate

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We found a fragment of a decorated side pillar of a gate during the excavation in the cistern.
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It is made of marble,
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and we can see carved relief decorations on both side of it.
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by villa_somma | 2009-09-13 08:20 | materials

A fragment of a marble statue

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b0159178_811390.jpg We found a fragment of a marble statue among the scattered materials in this area. It is a woman's right hand holding a small bowl.
Unluckily we couldn't find any other fragment of this statue in neighborhood.
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by villa_somma | 2009-08-28 08:29 | materials

what's this ?

During the excavation in the cistern we found a metal object with some wooden materials attached.
It was so fragile that we picked it up by using the foam polyurethane.
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by villa_somma | 2008-09-25 06:18 | materials

Some more huge pots aligned and settled in the earth

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by villa_somma | 2008-09-24 19:41 | materials