“An Etruscan Well – Recent Discoveries at Cetamura del Chianti” press conference in Siena: July 4, 2014

Three Roman buckets (first century CE) and one Etruscan bucket (third century BCE)

The SACI Conservation of Archaeological Artifacts team took part in a press conference on Friday, July 4, 2014, 11am at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Santa Maria della Scala, Piazza Duomo, Siena, to announce the results of recent archaeological excavations at the Etruscan-Roman site of Cetamura del Chianti on the property of the Badia a Coltibuono (Gaiole in Chianti), conducted by Florida State University, SACI, and ICHNOS, Archeologia, Ambiente e Sperimentazione, Società Cooperativa under the supervision of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana (Florence).

The greatest interest of the finds are some 14 Roman and Etruscan bronze vessels. They are of different shapes and sizes, with varying decorations, including sculptural figures on the Etruscan examples. These are under restoration by Nora Marosi and her students at SACI, in collaboration with the Centro per Restauro of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana.