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Underwater Archaeology of Roman Kaukana – Italy

2020 Project

Underwater Archaeology of Roman Kaukana (Italy)
Massimo Capulli (University of Udine)

On a stretch of the Italian coast between Punta Braccetto and the seaside village of Casuzze, several landings and coastal shelters delineate the Greco-Roman site of Kaukana, which was connected to trade routes between the East, Tripoli, Egypt, Rome, Malta, and Sicily. The aim of the Kaukana Project, is to survey the site for underwater cultural heritage and reconstruct Kaukana’s relationship with the rest of the Mediterranean. This year, the team will continue excavating and documenting the Byzantine shipwreck of Punta Secca.