Thursday, May 13, 2010

Saepinum slideshow

For personal reasons, one of my favorite archaeological sites is the Roman city of Saepinum in the Molise region of Italy, where my family is originally from. It's an extensive and relatively well preserved Roman town next to a modern day town (Sepino) where many of the building incorporate pieces of old Roman buildings, giving it a very unique and somewhat surreal look. Whenever I visit the family's home town, I usually end up taking a trip back to Sepino, often bringing visiting friends along who haven't had the luxury of seeing a Roman settlement devoid of large crowds.

Picture from Demotix, all rights reserved.

I was very happy to see that Nando Piezzi has a very nice slideshow on Saepinum on Demotix, which also includes a brief description of the site. Definitely take a moment to check it out.


Gjermund Glesnes said...

I totally agree that Saepinum is unique. You can read more and see my photos from the site here:

Julien Riel-Salvatore said...

Gjermund -
thanks for the comment. FWIW, I think you paint Molise and southern Italy with a fairly wide brush in your post. Sure, the region's got it's problem, but I think you overstate it. Still, glad to hear you enjoyed visiting the site... when you found it ;)