The Adventure of Underground Archaeology

Novembre 1, 2022 Off Di Archeologia del sottosuolo

The Adventure of Underground Archaeology: new book.

From an idea of Angelo Luigi Pirocchi, founder and owner of the Military Bookstore of Milan, in October 2022 the S.C.A.M.P. was born, or Speleology Artificial Cavities Milano PRESS. The first book is The Adventure of Underground Archeology.

The study and registration of artificial cavities means the documentation of underground structures. Just as Man started creating buildings on the surface of the Earth, over the course of time, he also perforated the surface thus creating new spaces and handing down structures which are essentially intact, which can be studied, restored and even utilised.

In fact there exists an underground heritage, consisting of structures both built and buried underground over the passing of time. Our interpretation and understanding of such structures is a source of interesting information on our past, in favour of the present.

In addition to the photos of underground architecture, there are some tables by Leonardo da Vinci, Georg Bauer (aka Georgius Agricola, 16th century), Cesare Cesariano (16th century engineer), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (engraver, 18th century), Antonio Bosio ( archaeologist of underground Rome, 16th-17th century).

Author’s Biography:
Gianluca Padovan: Speleologist, writer, founder and president of the Associazione Speleologia Cavità Artificiali Milano (S.C.A.M.). Co-founder of the Federazione Nazionale Cavità Artificiali (F.N.C.A.) and director of “Hypogean Archaeology”, international series of the British Archaeological Reports. He has promoted the new discipline for the documentation of Underground Structures internationally. He is an author and co-author of numerous books, both scientific and disclosure, printed with Italian and foreign publishers.







Bergamo – Cisterna di Piazza Mercato delle Scarpe (ph. G. Padovan)