22 February 2000

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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22 February 2000 - Il Messaggero

An archeologist's comments on the Piceni Exhibition / Commenti di un archeologo sulla mostra dei Piceni, by Prof. Alfredo Carpineto - Chieti
«Some points must be cleared about the Piceni, whom the press described as "mysterious people". The Indo-European people (comprising the Italici and therefore also the Osco-Sabellici, the group to which the Piceni belong), lived for thousands of years in Europe together, branching later into Celts, Germans, Slavs, Italici - Dr Krahein the 1930's called them "ancient Europeans" as a group. Then the Italici settled first in Illyria, then in the Italian peninsula, in Umbria, Veneto, and the Sannio-Sabina area. Those who stayed in central Europe (among them the Celts) founded in Bohemia a civilization which we call Unetice or Hallstatt; their articrafts on show in Frankfurt, and are strikingly similar to many found in Marches. But recent studies have shown the typical shields of the Piceni came from the Sabelli peoples living in Marsica. And the Sabelli in the various areas took the names of their areas, not the opposite: the Volsci - highlands; Equi - plains; Teati, hills; Marruci, marshes. In Italy there was not a region that gave name to the Piceni»

22 February 2000 - Il Messaggero

"Luce Abruzzo" - On the air thanks to volunteers / Una radio, 30 volontari e soprattutto Adele, by Agnese Pellegrini
Radio Luce Abruzzo, the voice of the Chieti-Vasto diocesis, no commercial music or spots, is conquering a large audience. The radio can be heard all over Abruzzo, part of Molise and Apulia. President in Monsignor Antonio Chinni, and 30 volunteers, among them director Adele, each deal with a specialized sector. So the radio broadcasts programs about young people's problems ("Spazio Giovani" directed by Sister Angioletta De Vincenzi), culture ("Finalmente Sabato" directed by Lucilla Delfino) seminars on Abruzzo traditions (prof. Rosetta Orlando).

22 February 2000 - Il Centro

Pescara - The calendar of street markets / Il programma dei mercatini rionali e di antiquariato
The calendar of street markets (antiques, collectibles etc) up to 6 January 2001 has been published - all the dates in the article. Also, in July 2000, a big craftswork exhibition along the Northern bank of the Pescara river.

22 February 2000 - Il Centro

Abbateggio - A Literary Prize for Nature fiction / Parte il concorso letterario di tema naturalistico, by Valentina Ammirati
The "Parco Maiella" prize is open to tales, poems, essays, articles published in Italy or abroad, having nature as subject. Prizes will go to the best unpublished poem, the best published article, then the special "Paolo Barrasso" section for the best published essay. Awards will be given in July and August.

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