Excavations in Paestum are ongoing and research becomes public
Although it is considered the “best preserved city of Magna Graecia”, Paestum is largely still unknown. While we have significant data on the public spaces around the Forum and the necropolises of the city – as well as on the three temples of the city – aspects such as daily life, the rural settlement, the city in late antiquity or the structure of the first colony are still waiting for an in-depth analysis. With a rich research programme, today we seek to fill these gaps in the history of the Paestum archaeological site with new stratigraphic excavations, archaeometric analyses and with the study of the archaeological materials held in the museum’s stores. In Paestum, research continues with a view to “public archaeology” thus promoting citizens’ involvement, not just by disclosing the results of these studies in a transparent and open manner, but also by trying to enthuse the public with daily visits to the sites and meetings with archaeologists.