Vitual visit of Prato Rosello
The necropolis was identified by Francesco Nicosia, a young archaeologist working for the Soprintendenza at the end of 1966 after a scrupulous topographic examination of the area around Artimino, he was able to identify the precise location of Tumuli A and B, which were hidden by an impenterable vegetation..
Three years later the area was hit by a terrible fire and the vegetation hiding the tumuli was destroyed, revealing the remains of these monumental burials. This made archeological investigation a priority and digs, which have continued to today were begun by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana.
Numerous tombs have been identified- many of which were already devastated and eroded over the centuries- some of which have been studied by archeologists with very positive results: the discovery of the burial objects. The tombs have been explored in the following order C – A – B – X – W – Z.