Tag Archives: Ancient Rome

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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Digging through time

There is so much talk in the news– you can’t escape it– about the many hot new online edu­ca­tional sites.  These  include courses listed by uni­ver­si­ties (for exam­ple Yale and Stan­ford),  MITx, edX, Udac­ity, Cours­era, and TED lec­tures. but prob­a­bly… Con­tinue read­ing

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Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror

Caligula: 1400 Days of Ter­ror has aired in the US on Octo­ber 9 and will air in Italy on Octo­ber 28.  I had a lot of fun film­ing this doc­u­men­tary in Rome and Her­cu­la­neum, and am proud to be part of… 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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Dangerous Cocktail — snow, freezing pigeons, excited crowds don’t mix

Still cold here in Rome, but the snow will fade soon into the back­ground of everyone’s mem­ory.  So just a fol­low up from the lovely walks around the cen­tro the past 2 week­ends.  For a refresher, check out these images… Con­tinue read­ing

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Ostia Antica in the Snow

Visu­ally as stun­ning and rarely seen is Ostia Antica in snow.  I must con­fess that I wasn’t present for it, Decem­ber 17, 2010.  Col­leagues from our AIRC Ostia Antica exca­va­tion (led by Uni­ver­sity of Bologna) went out in the morn­ing… 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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Zen and the Art of Scooter Meditations

Some of my best med­i­ta­tions are not on foot or sit­ting down but on two wheels. Med­i­ta­tions on what? Like how can I con­tribute to the great his­tory of Rome? What can I do, what can be done? How best… Con­tinue read­ing

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Hanging with Hannibal and friends

Aut viam inve­niam aut faciam  I will either find a way or make one Han­ni­bal Landed in Carthage, Tunisia with my clas­si­cal stud­ies stu­dents to fol­low his­tory from the Phoeni­cians to present day Tunisia. Check my tweets to find out… Con­tinue read­ing

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Hey Virgil, Thanks for the snow

It doesn’t hap­pen very often– and I swore I’d eter­nally regret miss­ing when it next hap­pened– snow in Rome. And, as lady luck would have it (ahem, For­tuna was the sub­ject of my dis­ser­ta­tion, so we go way back) it… Con­tinue read­ing

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