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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ancients Behaving Badly

If any­one asks my wife why I aban­doned her this sum­mer, she’ll quickly tell you I was run­ning around … all over the Ancient World. On and off for nearly three months, I worked on the His­tory Chan­nel series Ancients… Con­tinue read­ing

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