Giacomo Boni

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(Venice 1859-Rome1925) Italian archeologist. After studies of architecture in the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, he dedicated himself to exploration and studies of the ancient world. Boni conducted successful excavations, based on the analysis of the ground levels; among them the most important and rich was excavation of the Roman Forum begun in 1898 and directed till his death. Among numerous works written by Boni big interest represent the one dedicated to the Cathedral of Parenzo and illustration of its mosaics. He was also elected a senator in 1923.

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