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5 September 1999

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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5 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Lanciano - Historical re-enactment of the Frentan medieval fair with 400 characters in costume and appointment of the Mastrogiurato / Rievocazione storica della fiera medievale frentana con quattrocento figuranti in costume - È il giorno della nomina del Mastrogiurato - by Walter Berghella
Since Roman times there were market fairs in Lanciano, then in the Middle Ages merchants from the Adriatic harbors landed with their merchandise at Ortona and San Vito. On these occasions a skilled, honest man from the aristocracy or bourgeoise was chosen by the four quarters to govern the fair and administer justice; this year the Mastrogiurato costume will be worn by Italian American Thomas Giordano, 44 anni, a descendant of a real Mastrogiurato. A great program this year with many historical groups, and thousands of people expected.

5 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

A wealth of cultural resources in the Maiella Park / Beni culturali in abbondanza nel Parco della Maiella
Prof. Francesco Sabatini states that the Maiella Park, that also hosts 30% of the Italian and 15% of the European flora is culturally the richest in Europe: archeological sites, Roman towns, abbeys, churches, castles and citadels. Very rarely both natural and cultural aspects are present side by side, therefore it is important to find a proper interaction between them.

5 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Dialect theatre: first performance «A husband for Caterina» / Teatro dialettale, si riparte con »Nu marite pè Caterine»
From 25 september to 25 October at the Teatro Marrucino the Fifth festival of dialect theatre with eleven companies from Abruzzo, Umbria, Lazio and Veneto. A company from Boston will perform a play by Raffaele Fraticelli, a poet from Chieti.

3 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

Fossa has become the archeology capital in Italy. Soon a book will be published / L'area è diventata una sorta di ateneo in cui si fa pratica. Prevista la pubblicazione di un volume sui ritrovamenti- Fossa capitale dell'archeologia - Universitari e ricercatori da tutta Italia per gli scavi nella necropoli - by Antonio Di Muzio
For three years now Fossa archaeological site has become an archeology university. One hundred students are working to excavate, study and restore the richest pre-Roman necropolis ever. Over 400 tombs, dated from the 10th to the 1st century B.C. have been found so far. One of the most precious objects a bed in carved bone and ivory. Very soon the area will be turned into an open-air museum.

5 September 1999 - Il Messaggero

«They loved each other, do not part them» «Si amavano, non divideteli»
Letters from everywhere asking the excavations superintendency not to disturb "Romeo" and "Juliet", two skeletons found hand in hand after 3,000 years in the necropolis near Fossa. The event is probably unique. Never before husband and wife have been found together. The position of the tomb suggests they were descendants of the "King of Fossa", whose tomb is yet to be found. The two bodies do not show signs of wounds; there were no riches in the tomb, only love.

5 September 1999 - Il Centro

Wine exhibition at Crecchio / Rassegna di vini a Crecchio
"II rassegna dei vini delle nostra cantine" with stands for wine tasting. Also a meeting on the "Quality of grapes for the enology of the next century". This is the period when white grapes are delivered to wineries.

5 September 1999 - Il Centro

Abruzzo and France in a 4-day meeting / «L'Abruzzo e la Francia» - Se ne parlerà in un convegno di quattro giorni - by Arianna Di Giorgio
Italian and French scholars will discuss the political relationships between France and Abruzzo, the influence of French on Abruzzese dialects and the draining of Lake Fucino. The meeting will take place from 9 to 12 September in l'Aquila, Avezzano, Tagliacozzo, Pescina and Pescasseroli. Lionello Farinacci will speak about "La dominazione francese dal 1806 al 1815", Sergio Iacoboni about "Il prosciugamento del Fucino e i francesi" and Vittoriano Esposito about "D'Annunzio e la Francia".