Paola Montuoro

Paola Zancani Montuoro (Dr. Zancani) was born in Naples Italy in 1901. Awarded her degree in 1923, she attended the Italian School of Archaeology in Athens and married a fellow student, Domenico Zancani who shortly thereafter died of typhus. Teaching at the University of Naples, she devoted her studies to the topographic character of archaeological sites in Magna Grecia, including Sybaris, Paestum and Locri. She postulated numerous site locations and, among others, discovered the Heraion of Sele. She was expert in the site architectonic principles and dating as well as their sculptural iconography, i.e., the metopes from Selinute and the Mozia charioteer, among many others. After a long and fruitful career which also included a plethora of publications and numerous awards, Paola Zancani Montuoro died at 86 in 1987 in Sorrento.

Author of biography: Licia Vlad Borrelli
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