Category Archives: Excavation

Save the Gladiator Tomb, Sign the iPetition

Please join me in voic­ing your con­cern for sav­ing the Gladiator’s Tomb, a unique cul­tural her­itage site that runs the risk of being reburied per­ma­nently for lack of fund­ing.  Together with the AIRC, I am hop­ing to get 5,000 sig­na­tures… Con­tinue read­ing

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Beyond the Past: sponsoring cultural heritage in Rome

The other day, as I viewed the new exhibit, L’eta’ dell’equilibrio, in the Capi­to­line Muse­ums, I pleas­antly came across the ongo­ing con­ser­va­tion project of the Mar­forio statue in the court­yard of the Brac­cio Nuovo.   The colos­sal, reclin­ing river god became… Con­tinue read­ing

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Living History in Rome day by day

Liv­ing in Rome has proved to be an excit­ing adven­ture over the past 20 years, more inter­est­ing than I could have imag­ined.  (And way more inter­est­ing than what appears on real­ity TV– House Hunters– how­ever enter­tain­ing that was). Now, as… Con­tinue read­ing

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Hadrian’s Villa and the proposed landfill– the straw that broke the camel’s back

The shock­ing deci­sion to cre­ate a mas­sive land­fill within a few hun­dred meters of Hadrian’s Villa, one of most well known, impor­tant cul­tural her­itage sites in the world is, to say the least, aston­ish­ing.  See last December’s CBS news video… Con­tinue read­ing

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Mad for Caligula

Time for a look at the 12 Cae­sars again– one in par­tic­u­lar– Caligula, though it’s hard to beat Sue­to­nius’ account and Michael Graves’.  Part of the fas­ci­na­tion with this Roman emperor is from pre­vi­ous “clas­sic” films (i.e., Caligula, I Claudius)… Con­tinue read­ing

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Who’s saving what?

Unlisted Con­fer­ence Rome, Italy April 15–16, 2011 (AIRC-MiBAC) In Rome we con­front the past on a daily basis.  And I’m not just talk­ing about the obvi­ous– the Colos­seum, Forum, Cir­cus Max­imus.  We also fre­quently see a strip of Roman pave­ment… Con­tinue read­ing

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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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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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Wanna Get Dirty This Summer?

Every­one should par­tic­i­pate in a dig once in their life– and it might as well be in Rome. In June 2010, we’ll be start­ing our fifth sea­son of exca­va­tion at the Villa delle Vignacce, one of the great­est exca­va­tion sites… Con­tinue read­ing

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