Some Notes on the Urban Planning of Mediolanum and on the Orientation of Its Decumanus

5 Pages Posted: 13 May 2016 Last revised: 22 May 2016

Date Written: May 12, 2016

Abstract

This paper is giving some notes on the town-planning of Mediolanum, that is, of the Roman Milano. In particular, we will discuss the orientation of the main street of the Roman town, the Decumanus. It is possible that the Decumanus of Mediolanum had been oriented along the major southern azimuth of moonrise.

Keywords: Archaeoastronomy, Satellite Images, Roman Town Planning

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina, Some Notes on the Urban Planning of Mediolanum and on the Orientation of Its Decumanus (May 12, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2779265 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2779265

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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