Un colombario del suburbio sud-orientale di Ostia: dati archeologici, analisi degli aspetti decorativi e indagini antropologiche
In: Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma: 123, 2022
Thanks to archaeological excavations in the East suburb of roman Ostia, carried out especially in the second half of XX century for community service, we know that different funerary buildings were built probably in the imperial age along the North side and on the South side of the via Ostiensis (now via dei Romagnoli). This funerary area was a part of the great ancient necropolis of the South-East suburb of the roman city. During recent archaeological researches a colombario,with other adjacent funerary structures, was found along the via Ostiensis. This colombario had a very good conservation because anybody didnt tamper with it in the past. Interesting data about archaeology, topography, architectonical decoration emerged from this excavation of the funerary building and a hypothesis was made for its appreciation and public fruition. Moreover, the anthropological study of buried and cremated subjects found in this excavation, although limited only to field analyzes, has provided very interesting data which contribute to formulating reliable hypotheses on the daily life conditions of individuals.