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 Post subject: 4th Hypogean Archaeology Congress
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:15 pm 
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[center]4th Hypogean Archaeology Congress
Waters from the past: hydraulic works from ancient times to the 20th Century
(First Telematic Congress)[/center]

«Ma sotto quella radice che è nel mondo dei giganti c’è la fonte Mímir, in essa sono celati saggezza e acume e colui che la possiede si chiama Mímir; egli è ricco di conoscenza, poiché beve alla fonte con il corno Giallarhorn. Un tempo venne Allfödr e chiese di bere un sorso alla fonte, ma lo ottenne soltanto dopo aver lasciato in pegno un occhio»
Snorri Sturluson, Edda, 15

September 2009
The participation in the Congress is free of charge

The Congress is organized by Napoli Underground (NUg) and Federazione Nazionale Cavità Artificiali (FNCA), united in this new initiative conceived in order to advance the Hypogean Archeology, a discipline that deals with the research, study and classification of hypogean works.

Subject: hydraulic works
The water, its search and fruition have accompanied Men’s life since the beginning of Time.
The congress would like to be a virtual meeting point to exchange and compare all the different approaches to the knowledge of the hydraulic works, taking in consideration various aspects such as: collection, transport, distribution, storage and disposal.

The works to be presented to the Congress should treat the hydraulic works realized from the ancient times to the 20th Century, following the subsequent typologies and sub-typologies (for further information concerning the classification of the hypogean works refer to the following web sites: -



aqueduct, artificial underground canal, artificial vaulted canal, drainage channel, natural vaulted water course, underground effluent, filtering gallery, connecting shaft.

artesian shaft, graduated shaft, ordinary shaft, ordinary radial shaft.

cistern, icehouse, snowstore.

septic pit, sewer, clarification (or biological) well, drainage well, cesspit, sump.

The Idea of a Telematic Congress
Fulvio Salvi, from Napoli Underground, conceived the idea of a Telematic Congress during the return trip from the “3rd Hypogean Archaeology Congress. I ricoveri antiaereiâ€


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