This book—written by Italian archaeological insiders—gives readers a valuable description of existing sites, and up-to-date information about the latest archaeological projects, including the sites and materials revealed by the metro excavations in Rome and Naples. Readers should also not miss an entertaining and informative chapter on the history of Italian archaeology and another about recent controversies.
Gori and Pintucci tell the fascinating story of Italian archaeology from the footprints of early hominids walking across a prehistoric volcanic eruption to the latest discoveries uncovered by metro construction in Rome and Naples. More than just a great sites tour, they tackle complex issues and controversies, such as archaeology during fascism, looting and international trafficking of artifacts, and the challenges of mass tourism. This is the perfect companion for the student, traveler, or enthusiast who wants to know the inside story of Italy’s rich archaeological heritage.