THE TRACES OF THE PAST: INFORMATIVE TOOLS FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AURELIAN WALLS IN RIONE TESTACCIO
Keywords: Aurelian Walls, Testaccio, Analysis, GIS, Mapping
Abstract. Rome has a great cultural heritage, formed by the stratification of styles and political influences from different eras. The different eras and architectural styles that have defined the city in the two millennia of history, make each part unique in its kind. This succession of changes has by necessity led to the denial of some archaeologies that in past ages were pivotal points in the development of the ancient city. The research presented here is intended to analyze and reconstruct the archeology of the river stretch of the Aurelian Walls on the Lungotevere Testaccio partly disappeared from the architectural landscape of the city. The research was set in two main phases, the first based on the two-dimensional study of the lost fabric, focusing on the cartographic study and the digitization of them in the GIS environment. The second one still under development foresees the digitalization of the threedimensional elements detected and the insertion of these within the dedicated platforms.