LANCHIANI Rodolfo Amadeo (Lanciani Rodolfo Amadeo)( Italian archaeologist, known for his studies of the topography and monuments of Rome.)
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Biography LANCHIANI Rodolfo Amadeo (Lanciani Rodolfo Amadeo)
Lanchiani born Montechelio near Rome on Jan. 1, 1847. Engineer by training, he participated in the excavation of Trajan in the harbor of Ostia at the mouth of the Tiber, which led the prince Torlonia. As a result, the light appeared composed Lanchiani description of this monument, published in 'The Monument' and 'Annai', published by the Institute of Archaeological messages, and archaeological research carried away Lanchiani monumental structures.
After transformation of Rome to the Italian capital in 1870 began an unprecedented in the history of the city during the construction boom and archaeological discoveries. In 1872 Lanchiani was appointed secretary of the Municipal Archaeological Commission, in 1878 he became a professor at the University of Rome. Number of findings to the steadily growing, as well as his collection of excerpts from the sources of the Renaissance and drawings from the album artists of the era, whose significance for archeology Lanchiani rated one of the first. Much of this material is preserved - and as a personal gift Lanchiani Vatican library (he gave her his schedario, . or series of folders), . and in the form of books, . reprints, . drawings and manuscripts, . donated by the Italian Institute of Archeology and Fine Arts, his heirs,
. Lanchiani died in Rome on May 21, 1929.