• Short Summary

    ON HOLIDAY IN ITALY, KING GUSTAF ADOLF AND QUEEN LOUISE OF SWEDEN, AND THEIR GRANDDAUGHTER PRINCESS MARGARETHA, WERE AT AN ANCIENT CASTLE SOME 70-KILOMETRES NORTH-EAST OF ROME OCT 24, WHEN THE PRESS WERE INVITED BY HIS MAJESTY TO INSPECT PROGRESS MADE IN AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT TO UNEARTH A ROMAN VILLA IN THE CASTLE GROUNDS.

  • Description

    ON HOLIDAY IN ITALY, KING GUSTAF ADOLF AND QUEEN LOUISE OF SWEDEN, AND THEIR GRANDDAUGHTER PRINCESS MARGARETHA, WERE AT AN ANCIENT CASTLE SOME 70-KILOMETRES NORTH-EAST OF ROME OCT 24, WHEN THE PRESS WERE INVITED BY HIS MAJESTY TO INSPECT PROGRESS MADE IN AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT TO UNEARTH A ROMAN VILLA IN THE CASTLE GROUNDS.

    WHILE KING GUSTAF - WEARING A BERET AND AN OLD TWEED SUIT - CONFERRED WITH PROFESSOR HANELL OF LUND UNIVERSITY, HER MAJESTY QUEEN LOUISE SAT ON THE GROUND WITH SOME LADIES IN WAITING, WASHING RELICS IN AN OLD BUCKET. PRINCESS MARGARETHA TRIED HER HAND AT WIELDING A PICK-AXE, BUT OBVIOUSLY SHE WAS NOT SO SERIOUS ABOUT ARCHAEOLOGY AS HER GRANDPARENTS.

    KING GUSTAF ADOLF - A VERY KEEN ARCHAEOLOGIST - BOUGHT THE CASTLE SOME YEARS AGO, AND PROMPTLY ORGANISED THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT. HE EXPLAINED TO THE PRESS THAT DISCOVERIES MADE SO FAR WILL BE CATALOGUED. A MAP OF THE EXCAVATED ZONE WILL BE MADE, AND SOME THREE VOLUMES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SO FAR. MEANWHILE, EXCAVATION ACTIVITIES WILL CONTINUE ON A REDUCED SCALE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF2RIXAMHTOAQV30X6IN31P0RY
    Media URN:
    VLVAF2RIXAMHTOAQV30X6IN31P0RY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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