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 11 and juggles her work as a self-employed freelance travel and food web content manager and copywriter and EFL teacher - she is the founder of English in the Woods. She is the co-founder of the social enterprises: The Abruzzo Blogger Community and Let's Blog Abruzzo. She is currently writing the book 'Abruzzo: Folk and Food.

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