about archaeology in Acitrezza is difficult because it does not exist a
museum,nor any sure reference, or important discover. However, thanks to Father De
priest of Acitrezza from 1884 to 1928, we can try to say the zones where
some discovers have been done. We have got an only testimony, it is about
the existence of the human in this territory.
• THE CIARAMITARO
It is the area situated beetween "la Cornera" (northern part of Lachea island) and Capomulini.
In that area was found the most part of the discovers.
De Maria:« ….ancora ricco di antichi vasi….», « il nome greco della località farebbe pensare essere greci i vasi ivi sepolti…..».
• LACHEA ISLAND
There are some studies done about the discovers of two "sicula" period tombs on the Lachea island, Mr. Mantovani found a green stone axe made probably about the Stone Age. The priest got byzantine moneys, old nails, etc. from the digs made on the island to build a research centre.
• MOUNT FANO
It is the hill that hangs over Acitrezza but nobody remembers this name, just only old people. However, the priest De Maria said that the mount was important in the past because, perhaps, there was an old temple.
• THE WARD S. MARIA LA NOVA
It is situated at the north of the town around the aedicule dedicated to the "Madonna della Buona Novella"
• AEDICULE "S. MARIA DELLA PROVVIDENZA"
That aedicule is on "via dietro chiesa" near to the "bastioncello"
• CHURCH S. JOHN BAPTIST
De Maria talks about a weird thing. He wrote that the church of Saint John The Baptist was built up to really old buildings.
• COLLECTION OF MEDALS
Substantially, the collection is made up of more than one thousand bronze medals. They are byzantine, greek, roman, bourbon and papal.
• VARIOUS PIECES
1)of white marble: part of lion's leg, part of cow's head, piece of column, part of the base of a column.
2)small mosaic pieces collected on the Mount Fano.
3)various romboidal tiles, probably byzantine, of 5 cm per side (collected close to the "bastioncello").
4)stick with written on it: MININCHIATOR.
5)a small basin with greek bass-relief at the bottom.
6)old buffalo teeth found out during the dig to build a home close to the church of Acitrezza.
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