As part of the exhibition CARTHAGO. The immortal myth and the ongoing Carthago Tuesdays at the Parco archeologico del Colosseo, the Curia Iulia in the Roman Forum will be host to the third study day focusing on Phoenicians and Carthaginians on Tuesday, 28 January 2020. The topic of this encounter is The Tophet.
At 9:00, the Study Day will commence with a presentation by Director of the Parco archeologico del Colosseo Alfonsina Russo and by Director of the Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueologìa — CSIC José Ramón Urquijo Goitia and with an introduction to the work of José Ángel Zamora López. The study day, divided into a morning session dedicated to historical sources and an afternoon session dedicated to Carthaginian archaeological evidence, will present the latest information on the topic of the Tophet and will be an occasion to examine the real meaning and function of the Phoenician-Punic sanctuaries designed to host the tombs of children and animals.
The Study Day’s purpose is therefore to create the opportunity for those interested to receive the latest information on new studies and acquisitions regarding the function and meaning of the Tophet, with the goal of stimulating thought and opening a debate for the future.
Organized by Martina Almonte and Federica Rinaldi (Parco archeologico del Colosseo), Francesca Guarneri (Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the city of Rome, the province of Viterbo and Southern Etruria), Paolo Xella (University of Tübingen) and José Ángel Zamora López (Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología-CSIC)
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