Irene Iacopi
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Irene Iacopi is an Italian archaeologist. In January 2007, Iacopi announced that she had probably found the legendary cave of
Lupercal The Lupercal (from Latin ''wikt:lupa, lupa'' "female wolf") was a cave at the southwest foot of the Palatine Hill in Rome, located somewhere between the temple of Temple of Cybele (Palatine), Magna Mater and the Sant'Anastasia al Palatino. In ...
beneath the remains of the
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, the ''Domus
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Livia
'', on the
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Palatine Hill
, believed by ancient Romans to be the cave where the twin boys
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Romulus and Remus
were suckled by a she-wolf.
Andrea Carandini Andrea Carandini (born November 3, 1937) is an Italy, Italian professor of archaeology specialising in ancient Rome. Among his many excavations is the villa of Settefinestre. Biography The son of Italian diplomat Count Nicolò Carandini (1896&nda ...
, a professor of
archaeology Archaeology or archeology is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis Analysis is the process of breaking a complexity, complex topic or Substance theory, substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better underst ...
specialising in
ancient Rome In historiography Historiography is the study of the methods of historian ( 484– 425 BC) was a Greek historian who lived in the 5th century BC and one of the earliest historians whose work survives. A historian is a person who stud ...
, described it as "one of the most important discoveries of all time".


Selected publications

* ''L'Antiquarium forense (Itinerari dei musei, gallerie e monumenti d'Italia)'' Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato (1974) * ''Gli scavi sul colle Palatino: Testimonianze e documenti'' Electa (1997) * ''La decorazione pittorica dell'aula isiaca'' Electa (1997) * ''Domus Aurea'' Electa (1999) * ''The House of Augustus: Wall Paintings'' Electa (2008)


References

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