Pellio Superiore - chiesa di S. Giorgio
|(CH 1903)||E 725650||N 93346||H 824.0|
|(WGS 84)||Long. 9.060||Lat. 45.980|
Near the town of Pellio there is a hillock about a hundred metres to the southeast of the ancient church dedicated to Saint George, mentioned in a will dating back to 1186 AD. It is a small, flat-topped plateau, 43 metres long and 28 metres wide. Investigations carried out since 1995 have identified the remains of a rectangular building with an inner surface of 500 square metres. It is also interesting to note the presence, near the southeast corner of the structure, of an imposing brickwork a good three metres thick which stands for a short distance. It is believed to be the remains of the surrounding walls, built along the entire perimeter of the plateau. During the investigation, seven silver coins with the name of Emperor Otto I and dating back to the tenth century AD were found in different parts of the structure. The date has been confirmed by the use of radiocarbon dating on some charcoal remains. The age obtained through subsequent calibration ranges from 950 AD to 1050 AD.