Orvieto and the Waterways Network

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In antiquity “road networks” of various kinds played an essential role in defining the territory and determining where settlements and production villas and farms were to be located. This study deals in particular with the waterways in Umbria, involving rivers such as the Tiber, the Paglia and the Chiani, which were all navigable at the time, and how present place names provide an insight into how these waterways were exploited. Corroborated by archaeological finds, descriptions from ancient authors also provide a lively picture of what these villas were like.

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Bizzarri, C., (2016) “Orvieto and the Waterways Network”, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 10(1), p.11-24. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/azu_jaei_v10i1_bizzarri

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Claudio Bizzarri (Fondazione per il Museo C. Faina)

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