Pompeii, workshop on citrus fruits in the Auditorium of the ruins


Tomorrow, Friday, December 5  (h: 10 am to 4 pm), at the Auditorium of Pompeii ruins to discuss the origin, spread and use of citrus in the Mediterranean countries. Discuss in workshops on Italian and international experts and researchers from all over Europe on “The History and Archaeology of Citrus fruits in the Mediterranean: introductions, diversifications, uses“. Starting from the ancient Pompeii, by the findings and the pictorial evidence on the archaeological site of Vesuvius will present the research and studies in archeology related to the introduction of citrus in the Mediterranean, to the relevant crop techniques, with particular reference to the processes of diversification biological species and the influence lemons, oranges and citrus in general have had on the development of ancient societies. The conference is organized by the University of Salento, from CNRS / INSU (National Institute of Sciences of the Universe) and INRAP (Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives) in collaboration with the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. The workshop program, the beginning of which is fixed at 10, provides, among others, the actions of the superintendent Massimo Osanna and Ernesto De Carolis, head of the laboratory of applied research of supervision, which will present the pictorial scenes from the garden with citrus of ancient Pompeii and the activities carried out at the laboratory in the air-conditioned room which houses numerous organic finds discovered during the excavations. Admission is free.