A new archaeological dig by Chieti University will begin in October around Penna Sant’Andrea’s Monte di Giove. The area was home to a necropolis that was used from the 7th to the beginning of the 2nd century BC.
The last dig conducted was in the early 1970s, so it will be fascinating to see what else is uncovered from the Touto Safin people buried here. Unusual Phoenician-Punic glass beads discovered at the last dig show the level of trade and migration that already existed at this period around this small village. The engraved text is in South Picene / “Paleosabellic”.
You can visit the Museo Archeologico Nazionale D’abruzzo in Chieti to see these incredible tombs uncovered from the last dig.