San Caprasio di Aulla: gli scavi


Year of printing: 2018
ISBN: 9788878149007




It contains extracts from issues XXXIII, 2006 and XXXVIII, 2011 of the journal «Medieval Archeology» and an introductory part on the history of Aulla and the archaeological excavations of the Abbey of San Caprasio.

Archaeological excavations in the San Caprasio complex have brought to light some finds (a leech fibula, marble and tiles from the Roman era) which testify to the presence of man at the confluence of Magra and Aulella since the XNUMXth-XNUMXth century. BC, already many centuries before the foundation of the village and the abbey by Adalberto di Toscana. The Roman marble reused as flooring in the medieval church, which is mentioned in the detailed excavation report, pose more than one question about their provenance. Result of the dispossession of the Roman city of Luni, already in decline from the century. VIII, or the remains of a rich house that stood not far from the Aulla of our days? The hypothesis of a local origin appears very credible, also in the light of what Ubaldo Formentini and Giulivo Ricci had written, even before Roman remains were found in Aulla. And, on the other hand, if it could have made sense to transport already worked marble from Luni, through mountain roads, it is very unlikely that fragile tiles have been transported along rough roads, also in light of the richness of clays present in the same area where the abbey complex was built. In the barren land that looks like a uniform and vast clay bank, numerous circular pits were found whose precise meaning it was not possible to ascertain, but which in any case testify to a quarry activity that preceded the monastic settlement . On this aspect of the history of Aulla, we report what Giulivo Ricci wrote in the volume "An Inventory in the Lunigiana of the Sixteenth Century", a fundamental work that illuminates a slice of Lunigiana life, through the reading of an inventory of the assets of the abbey of San Caprasio .

Richard Boggi

  • La storia ritrovata, Don Giovanni Perini, Rita Galeazzi, Roberto Simoncini
  • Aulla prima dell’abbazia, Giulivo Ricci
  • L’abbazia ed il castello di Aulla: potere, popolamento e spiritualità, Roberto Ricci
  • L’abbazia, Tiziano Mannoni
  • (Estratto da «Archeologia Medievale», 33, 2006)
    Indagini archeologiche nella chiesa dell’abbazia altomedievale di San Caprasio ad Aulla (MS)
    1. Introduzione storica, Riccardo Boggi
    2. Le ricerche archeologiche, Enrico Giannichedda, Rita Lanza, Olivia Ratti
    3. Indagine preliminare sui frammenti scultorei lapidei e in stucco, Maria Letizia Casati
    4. Il materiale epigrafico, Giovanni Mennella
    5. S. Caprasio di Aulla – Le monete, Ermanno A. Arslan
    6. Analisi biologiche dei resti umani dalla necropoli intorno all’area dell’abside e all’interno della chiesa di San Caprasio di Aulla, Giuliana Pagni, Leonia Burdassi, Francesco Mallegni, Fulvio Bartoli, Barbara Lippi
    7. Un punto di vista antropologico, Tiziano Mannoni
  • (Estratto «Archeologia Medievale», 38, 2011)
    Indagini nella canonica e nel chiostro dell’abbazia di San Caprasio ad Aulla (MS), Enrico Giannichedda, Rita Lanza, Olivia Ratti

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Dimensions:29x21x0,6 cm
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