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The Discovery of a Buried Temple in Paestum: The Advantages of the Geophysical Multi-Sensor Application

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Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment, National Research Council, Via Diocleziano 328, 80124 Naples, Italy
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Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, National Research Council, C.da S. Loja-Zona Industriale, 85050 Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy
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Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Ferrara, via Saragat 1, 44122 Ferrara, Italy
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Paestum and Velia Archaeological Park, Via Magna Grecia, 919, 84047 Capaccio Paestum (SA), Italy
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Remote Sens. 2020, 12(17), 2711; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs12172711
Received: 24 July 2020 / Revised: 17 August 2020 / Accepted: 19 August 2020 / Published: 21 August 2020
Southern Italy is characterized by important archaeological sites developed during the pre-roman period. Among these, Paestum and Velia Archaeological Park, located in the Campania region, represents one of the most important and well-preserved sites of the Magna Graecia. During the last year, several unexpected archaeological findings have permitted the supposition of the presence of another undiscovered temple at Paestum, in a not yet investigated area of the site, close to the fortification walls (Western City Walls) of the ancient city and a few meters away from the gate of Porta Marina. To support this amazing hypothesis, the Paestum and Velia Archaeological Park and the National Research Council planned an accurate campaign of geophysical surveys, based on the combined use of Geomagnetic and Ground Penetrating Radar methodologies. The results of the geophysical surveys have effectively supported the detection of the temple, providing detailed information about its location and highlighting the geometry of the basement of the structure with high accuracy. The discovery sheds new light on the archaeological and architectonic history of the site and may represent one of the most relevant archaeological discoveries of the XXI century performed in Italy. View Full-Text
Keywords: archaeogeophysics; ground penetrating radar; geomagnetic; microwave tomography; Paestum archaeogeophysics; ground penetrating radar; geomagnetic; microwave tomography; Paestum
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Capozzoli, L.; Catapano, I.; De Martino, G.; Gennarelli, G.; Ludeno, G.; Rizzo, E.; Soldovieri, F.; Uliano Scelza, F.; Zuchtriegel, G. The Discovery of a Buried Temple in Paestum: The Advantages of the Geophysical Multi-Sensor Application. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 2711. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs12172711

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Capozzoli L, Catapano I, De Martino G, Gennarelli G, Ludeno G, Rizzo E, Soldovieri F, Uliano Scelza F, Zuchtriegel G. The Discovery of a Buried Temple in Paestum: The Advantages of the Geophysical Multi-Sensor Application. Remote Sensing. 2020; 12(17):2711. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs12172711

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Capozzoli, Luigi, Ilaria Catapano, Gregory De Martino, Gianluca Gennarelli, Giovanni Ludeno, Enzo Rizzo, Francesco Soldovieri, Francesco Uliano Scelza, and Gabriel Zuchtriegel. 2020. "The Discovery of a Buried Temple in Paestum: The Advantages of the Geophysical Multi-Sensor Application" Remote Sensing 12, no. 17: 2711. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/rs12172711

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