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WRECK DIVERS In the section of coast that goes from Capo Rizzuto to Crotone were found many wrecks divers. These wrecks deal with cargo ship vessels and large vessels for the transport of semi-finished marbles. The most ancient, dating back to the VI century B.C. ,is the one identified in the north bay of Le Castella, it was carrying a cargo of corinthian amphorae for the transport of the wine, while the other wrecks are from the roman age, as the wreck located to the north of Cape Column carrying a cargo of wine amphorae from the Imperial age, and those found at capo Alfiere that carried a load of wine amphorae of calabrese production, Keay LII, dating from the IV century A.D.Of particular interest are the wrecks that were transporting loads of semi-processed marble and finished products coming from Asia Minor and from Africa. These five wrecks all dated between the second and third centuries. A.D. The most well-known and important of them is the wreck of Tip Scifo, discovered randomly at the beginning of the 900 and subject of a subsequent recovery by Paolo Orsi.The load, dating back to the beginning of the III century A.D. consisted of numerous labra bases and other marble elements intended probably for the capital, for the decoration of some public building. From the same wreck comes also a small semi-processed group of sculptures depicting Cupid and psyche 414 BIBLIOGRAPHY http://prod.percorsidiarcheologia.it/index.phpoption=com_content&task=view&id=40 &Itemid=28 M.L. Lazzarini, “Le iscrizioni del Lacinio”, in E. Lattanti ( a cura di), I Greci in Occidente: Santuari della Magna Grecia in Calabria, Napoli, 1996, pp.242-246. A. Mele, “I culti di Crotone”, in E. Lattanti ( a cura di), I Greci in Occidente: Santuariella Magna Grecia in Calabria, Napoli, 1996, pp. 235-238. D. Mertens, “ I Santuari di Capo Colonna e Crimisa: aspetti dell’architettura cotoniate”, in Crotone, Atti del XXIII congresso di studi sulla Magna Grecia, Taranto1984, Napoli 1986, pp. 189230. P. Orsi, “Croton. Prima campagna di scavi al santuario di Hera Lacinia” , in Notizie degli Scavi, suppl. 1911, pp.77-124. P. Pensabene, “ A cargo of marble shipwrecked at Punta Scifo near Crotone”, in The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 7, 1978, pp. 105-118.

Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project  
Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project  
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