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During the excavations carried out in 2014 within the Anaxum Project of the University of Udine, in Italy, more than 700 remains from Roman times have been collected Among which are tiles, ceramics, vases and glass among others.
These excavations were directed and coordinated by Massimo Capulli, archaeologist and Professor of Archaeological Research Methodology and they were the fourth excavations carried out by the University of Udine in collaboration with the Superintendency of Archaeological Heritage of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
The results of these excavations and their investigations were very interesting, arousing great interest among a large number of experts in underwater excavations, archeology and history, where it is expected that these remains can be get great information that helps to complement the puzzle of the history of the Romans and Italy, even though much of it is already known.
Among the acts of the authorities who attended the presentation of the results of the investigation, highlights the intention to start a Memorandum of Understanding as goal of creating a park, something like an open-air archaeological museum, which could be equipped with different facilities for exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, something that could be an important tourist attraction as it already happens in other destinations in Europe.
The investigation was conducted entirely in the Stella River area and lasted approximately seven weeks. The bulk of the investigations focused mainly on an area known as “Star 1”And in this area of the river the wreck was found as well as a large number of objects scattered throughout the area, although it is suspected that throughout the area there may be even more objects or wrecks from other shipwrecks.
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Massimo Capulli revealed that the recovery of the 700 objects required 164 dives and about 175 hours of work under water, with which some 3.2 tons of important archaeological material have been rescued from the river bed and it is not ruled out that, as long as there is funding to expand the project, different pieces can continue to be obtained from the entire area or from other places in the River.
As in all cases, funding is one of the main burdens for the development of many excavations and investigations, but with the large number of objects found, it is not surprising that this year new dives can be made again.
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