Italy’s Culture Minister says now is a great moment for Italian archaeology. May 9th is the Day of Italian Archaeology Abroad.
This is a great moment for Italian archaeology said Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano on the Day of Italian Archaeology Abroad promoted by the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Today, he recalled the recent discovery of the San Casciano bronzes that will soon go on display at the Quirinale palace. He also referred to the newly restored bridal carriage discovered at Pompeii two years ago.
“In archaeology we find our roots, our identity,” said Sangiuliano. “It is a piece of the Italian image that we want to project to the world”, he continued. He also praised the work of archaeologists.
“There is not always economic satisfaction, and everything must be compensated for by the passion and civic commitment that is put into this activity,” said the minister.
“A lot of time has passed since [the founding of the Italian Archaeological School in Athens in] 1909, but the spirit of that era lives on,” concluded Sangiuliano.