Back in 1892, at the Cascina Muraverde

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Back in 1892, at the Cascina Muraverde, a repository of tin and copper loaves and numerous bronze objects (spear points, hatchets, hoes, etc.) had been found among the remains of a large pot of raw blackish earth. . Part of the material is now exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.

The storeroom was called delle Grandoffie, a farmhouse located a few hundred meters from the aforementioned Muraverde

Una striscia con direzione Est-Ovest

farmhouse. In recent times, surface research in the fields around the two farmhouses, they had made to identify numerous fragments of ancient cocciame and also a nice small bronze pendant of phallic form exhibited in the Aquaria Museum of Gallignano.The town was therefore reported to the Municipal Administration, as a site of archaeological interest. autumn of 2008, the president of Aquaria Moro Omobono, honorary inspector of the Archaeological Superintendency of Milan, was informed by the Municipality that some fields of the farm would have been interested in leveling works to improve the possibilities of sliding irrigation, he wanted to be present at the beginning some jobs. The work of the bulldozer that removed and piled up the cultivated land to be redistributed later on the field after the underlying layer had been leveled, highlighted the presence of a large quantity of ancient cocciame making the archaeological importance of the site ever more evident.

Traccia di un cranio adulto

The Archaeological Superintendency of Milan was therefore immediately notified and asked to suspend the excavation for a check-up visit. The inspection took place on December 18, 2008. The archaeologists who accompanied the Superintendent made a quick inspection, ascertaining that the entire uncovered area had clear signs of an ancient settlement and highlighted the most interesting points. In the following days some volunteers of the Archaeological Group carried out an inspection in order to photographically document the situation and have useful information for a brief report on the finding. Some photos were taken. A particular feature is common to the findings of Muraverde with those of the Venina di Isengo:

the numerous almost straight strips composed of large pebbles mixed with fragments of earthenware fragments. The archaeologists of

Scavo che mette in evidenza lo spessore dell'acciottolato

the Superintendency had already partially highlighted them and it was therefore easy to identify them. cobblestone strips or have directions that are perpendicular to each other: seven strips with East-West direction and four with North-South direction have been identified.

A strip with East-West direction The thickness of the cobblestone strips has been sought only in one case: over 50 centimeters. numerous fragments of terracotta have also come to light in the form of metal artefacts that could be small work tools. At the northern edge of the excavation, two small, almost square-shaped rooms with sides of about two meters were identified: the internal flooring of the rooms is formed by rammed earth and the perimeter foundations consist of fragments of terracotta. Excavation that highlights the thickness of the cobblestones Another discovery to point out, and which could suggest the presence of a necropolis, was the identification of the perimeter of the bones of an adult skull.