In the skulls of ancient Rome the history of migrations on Italian coasts

Forte flusso di liberti e manovali verso l'Urbe tra il primo e il terzo secolo dopo Cristo. Lo rivela l'analisi dei resti rinvenuti a Velia, Castel Malnome e alla foce del Tevere

Una straordinaria veduta panoramica dell'area archeologica di Velia
Ruins of Velia, the famous Porta Rosa
Human remains found in a Roman burial site

The skulls that resurfaced from the burials of ancient Rome, particularly in the ruins of Velia (the current Ascea, tourist center of Cilento only a few tens of kilometers from Salerno), the Isola Sacra (near the mouth of the Tiber), and Castel Malnome, on the outskirts of Rome, reveal the migrations that redefined the coasts of Central and Southern Italy: here the various communities had distinctly physical characteristics that could be traced back to different ethnicities, while in the surrounding “Urbe” the continual flow of liberated and manned slaves Had made the population more heterogeneous.