Necropoli e ruderi funerari in Asia Minore. Dalle esplorazioni ottocentesche alla configurazione attuale del paesaggio archeologico

Emanuele Morezzi


The roman necropolises of the Cilicia Trachea represent an interesting case study for the investigation of archaeological heritage and its transformation. Since the nineteenth century explorations, in fact, there is confirmations of how such systems of buildings have undergone profound changes, adapting to the needs of local populations. The article aims to analyze the contemporary conditions of conservation of such structures, in order to define how such this transformation, does not concern only the past but still pursues today. To confirm this theory the essay will be focused mainly on the Cilicia Trachea and Lycia necropolises, with particular mention to the northeastern necropolis of Elaiussa Sebaste. This reality will show different constructional and architectural types of funerary buildings, in order to achieve a more complete perception of the cultural and archaeological landscape of the area.


Necropolis; Cilicia Trachea; roman architecture; transformation; reuse

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