2,000-year-old sundial discovered at Roman town of Interamna Lirenas


This summer excavations at the Roman town of Interamna Lirenas have revealed a 2,000-year-old sundial. Not only has the sundial survived largely undamaged, but it boasts two Latin inscriptions which have allowed researchers at the University of Cambridge to find out more about the identity of the person who commissioned the piece.

The excavations are led by the University of Cambridge and are part of a long-standing collaboration with the British School at Rome and the Comune of Pignataro Interamna and have benefitted from the generous support of the Isaac Newton Trust and Mr Antonio Silvestro Evangelista. The excavations are being carried out in partnership with  Dr Giovanna Rita Bellini of the Italian Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le Province di Frosinone, Latina e Rieti.