Uncovering Penna Sant’Andrea’s Necropolis


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.
Sam Dunham
Author: Sam Dunham

Sam is a very lucky midlife 'mamma' to A who is 12 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance SEO food and travel copywriter and EFL teacher. She is the founder of the Life In Abruzzo Cultural Association, co-founder of Let's Blog Abruzzo. she is the founder of the 'English in the Woods' initiative, teaching English outdoors in a forest style school.

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