In September 2011, the excavation continued work in the aeras opened in 2009 and 2010.
In the area of the ex-campsite, trenches II and VI were extended. In the first case, excavation was limited to the examination of a modern accumulation of marble chippings south of the circular foundation. More fragments of statue drapery were recovered together with elements of the Doric order which in many cases joined to fragments found earlier. The extension of trench VI, shed more light on the substantial cement foundation found nine metres west of the curved foundation. This was a rectangular structure, on a south-west/north-east alignment, of which only the south-west front, 8.50 m wide, has been excavated so far. Only the cement core, including impressions and housings for marble steps (robbed), was preserved. In this building, as in others within the Hadrianic complex, the staircase only abutted the actual rectangular foundation at a later point during the construction process. The find of a large quadrangular tank in the eastern part of the foundation, together with the imprints and layout mentioned above, suggest that this building was a temple, or rather a rectangular pavilion of the type already widely documented in the villa itself, for example by the so-called Mausoleum or the small temples facing the Antinoeion.
A large amount of pottery and glass fragments were collected, unfortunately from disturbed layers. During the next campaign, work will continue on the rectangular structure in trench VI in order to gain an understanding of its layout and function in relation to the nearby curved foundation in trench II. In this trench, work will continue on the accumulation of marble fragments below the modern fencing.
- Adalberto Ottati - Sapienza. Università di Roma
- Patrizio Pensabene - Sapienza Università di Roma
- Elisa Iori - Sapienza. Università di Roma
- Francesca Stazi - Sapienza. Università di Roma
- Giovanni Di Braccio - Sapienza. Università di Roma
- Luigi Tortella - Sapienza. Università di Roma
- Patrizio Fileri - Sapienza. Università di Roma
- "Sapienza" Università di Roma
- Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
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