in charge for the Archaeological Superintendency of Rome:
Dott.ssa Irene Iacopi
The American Institute
for Roman Culture, Inc.
Dr. Andrew Wilson
Geom. Raffaele Fariello
The principal aim of the excavations is to examine the
articulation of public, religious, and commercial space on the edge of
the Roman Forum in the Republican, Imperial, and late Roman periods. The
project is investigating an area of the Roman Forum between the Temple
of the Castors, the “Temple of Augustus,” and the Oratory
of the Forty Martyrs.
- Investigation of structures of Roman, late Roman, and early Medieval
date previously excavated in 1900 by G. Boni. Boni published a plan
without further documentation.
- Investigation of structures which pre-date the standing remains of
the Domitianic Portico, as well as documentation of the evidence for
later conversion of this space into possible commercial structures,
through two separate trenches.
- Investigation of structure against a brick pier, which was originally
faced in marble. The structure was a monumental entrance to the Vicus
Unguentarius (Street of perfume sellers) or possibly part of a structure
of unknown use.
- Excavation along the Vicus Tuscus to investigate the late Antique/
early Medieval shops lining the road, and the extent to which the road
was maintained in the Medieval period. On the far end, study of the
relationship between the road and the Horrea Agrippiana.