Loquis: Photographic archive of the archaeo excavations of Ostia Antica

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Photographic archive of the archaeo excavations of Ostia Antica

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Published on:  2019-06-07 00:00:00

  Our "Origins"

The creation of a photographic cabinet at the service of Ostia's excavations dates back to December 1908 and lasts until February 1909. On April 13, 1909 the director of the excavations, the archaeologist Dante Vaglieri, writes to the general manager Corrado Ricci transmitting the first series of photographs taken in Ostia, concerning the statue of the Empress Sabina as Ceres (today on display in the museum Ostiense). Vaglieri and its closest collaborators (the architect Italo Gismondi, the archaeologist Guido Calza, the overhanging Raffaele Finelli) created a modern office, equipped with equipment for excavation and relief of the ancient city but also a rich baggage of Knowledge, which can be found thanks to a library, a drawing archive and a photographic archive, still existing today.

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