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CBS News, September 22, 2016, Spanish Steps reopened after sponsored cleaning and heritage preservation in Rome.

La Repubblica, May 22, 2016, Instagrammers at Presidential palace on Quirinale (VIDEO).

BBC Travel, February 4, 2016, (Dis)solving History, the Colossal Cost of Ancient Rome.

Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2016, A Search for the Secrets of Rome’s Port

La Repubblica, October 5, 2015, featured as top Instagrammer pioneer in Italy

Oryx inflight magazine, April 28, 2015, featured favorite street in Rome. April 21, 2015, featured work of Darius’ Ancient Rome Live site.

As it Happens, November 25, 2014, Canadian Radio host Carol Off, featured interview on Russian tourist fined for defacing the Colosseum. 

The Guardian, November 23, 2014, interview  on Russian tourist fined for scratching graffiti on Colosseum wall.

Huffington Post, April 18, 2014 featured interview Archaeologists Unearth New Areas Of Ancient Roman City

The Local, April 14, 2014 featured interview I want everyone to care about Italian history

Buzzfeed, April 8, 2014 featured @saverome as one of the top Instagrammers in Rome, Italy

The Local, January 20, 2014 featured interview Is red tap threatening Italy’s prized ruins?

US Embassy to Italy, August 20, 2013, featured interview American Students: Archaeological Project at Ostia Antica

Time, January 20, 2013, featured interview Entombing the tomb of the Gladiator.  Who will save the Roman ruins?

Fathom, December 28, 2012 The Archaeologist’s Tour of Pagan Rome: A Christmas Story

AOL Weather, December 2012 featured photo This Week’s Must-See Twitter Photo

CNN, December 21, 2012featured interview Saving Italy’s history from austerity

La Repubblica, December 10, 2012 Russell Crowe: Salvate la tomba dei gladiatori

The Guardian and The Observer, December 9, 2012, Gladiator general’s tomb falls victim to Italy’s austerity cuts

The Life of Dad Show October 2012 featured interview on fatherhood and archaeology

FOXNews: America Live with Megynn Kelly, Featured Video, April 4, 2011 National Geographic Uncovers Lives of Gladiators #ItalyChat Twitter forum, April 2011 featured guest: Archaeology in Italy, January 18, 2011 Statue sparks talk of Caligula’s tomb

World Policy Institute, December 20, 2010 The Tragedy of Line C

The Telegraph, October 15, 2010 Colosseum to open gladiator tunnels to public

University of California, September 23, 2010Trojan Vision Televsion

BBC News, September 5, 2010 Italy’s Dilemma over commercialising the Colosseum

BBC News, September 5, 2010 Adverts on Rome’s Colosseum to help fund repairs? (video)

The New Economy, May 5, 2010  Worry over Rome’s Colosseum

LA Times, July 17, 2009 Rooting up Ancient Rome, December 10, 2008 Rare artifacts uncovered in Roman baths dig

Schliemann-Carter, December 10, 2008 Continuano gli scavi presso la villa delle Vignacce di Roma, July 24, 2007  Dig reveals billionaire’s Roman villa with baths

New York Times, July 19, 2007 Archaeologists dig up bath complex

The Telegraph February 27, 2010 Sceptre from Roman emperor exhibited

National Geographic, July 2006 Rome’s ruins

BBC News, August 8, 2003 Caligula ‘thought he was a god’


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