Articles | Volume 24
Adv. Geosci., 24, 3–13, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-24-3-2010
Adv. Geosci., 24, 3–13, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-24-3-2010

  09 Mar 2010

09 Mar 2010

New discoveries with geophysics in the Accademia of Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli (Rome)

M. De Franceschini* and A. M. Marras1 M. De Franceschini and A. M. Marras
  • 1University of Trento, Department of Achaeology, History and Cultural Heritage, Trento, Italy
  • *in cooperation with the University of Trento, Trento, Italy

Abstract. The Accademia Pilot Project concerns one of the lesser known buildings of Hadrian's Villa, the Accademia, which is still in private property and is not open to the public. One of the most significant and unique features of this building – and of the whole Villa – is a network of subterranean service corridors, which was seldom studied.

For the first time we used Geophysics at Hadrian's Villa, to explore the subterranean tunnels of the Accademia and reconstruct their layout. The survey was done by archaeologist Anna Maria Marras for her Master thesis in Geo-technology (Marras, 2008) and gave very interesting results.

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