Category Archives: Conservation

Nero’s back for a great exhibition in Rome (or, Elvis is in the building)

Who was Nero? Nero (54–68) was one fas­ci­nat­ing Roman ruler.  Can you imag­ine becom­ing the emperor when still a teenager, after your mother poi­soned your step­fa­ther!?!  It’s a predica­ment that I don’t think that they cover in such out­ra­geous dra­mas as… Con­tinue read­ing

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Finding a “dead language” alive and well in the Eternal City

Roman cul­ture in all of its man­i­fes­ta­tions, comes alive through the graces of the Rome HBO series, slick CGI pro­duc­tions, and sweep­ing crane shots from HD cam­eras cour­tesy of  Nat Geo and the His­tory Chan­nel to view the houses of… Con­tinue read­ing

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Lights, camera, action– filming the past and saving history (at Ostia Antica)

FILMING is a ubiq­ui­tous way we doc­u­ment the past.  Mark my words, one of the most impor­tant con­tri­bu­tions we can make today as pro­fes­sion­als  to the fields of his­tory, archae­ol­ogy, and con­ser­va­tion is to tie them into the visual cul­ture… Con­tinue read­ing

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Vestal Virgins’ home restored to the Roman Forum

This past Thurs­day, I was quite delighted to attend the inau­gural re-opening of the Atrium Ves­tae, bet­ter known as the Vestal Vir­gins’ home, next to the Tem­ple of Vesta and just below the impres­sive pala­tial remains of the Pala­tine, fac­ing… Con­tinue read­ing

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Nip/Tuck: A Facelift for the Colosseum?

Ear­lier this sum­mer, the Min­istry ofI­taly announced that Italy was going to seek pri­vate spon­sor­ship for the Colos­seum, to clean it, sta­bi­lize the struc­ture, change the fenc­ing, make upper floors and under­ground areas (the famed hypogeum) acces­si­ble. A noble cause… Con­tinue read­ing

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