About Darius

Archaeologist, educator, social media influencer, traveler. Darius has lived in Rome, Italy for almost 20 years, digging, teaching, and directing the American Institute for Roman Culture. Darius collaborates with the City of Rome museums and the Italian Ministry of Culture. He is a featured lecturer for programs in historical preservation, history, archaeology, classics, new media studies, museum studies, and digital innovation.   In 2018 he led the Getty Conservation Institute’s MOSAIKON seminar in Rome.  Contact him for lectures and educational projects.  For travel-related consultancy via Unlocked Rome. 

Darius is a digital influencer and cultural tastemaker.   He shares his knowledge and travel experiences on Instagram (one of Shutterstock’s top 100 photographers in 2018),  Facebook, Periscope, Twitter, and in front of the camera- for TV, live streaming, online educational videos. Darius is “Periscoper of the Year 2017 WINNER (9th annual Shorty Awards) for his efforts to bring history and heritage preservation to the world.  He has ongoing collaborations with lifestyle and technology brands.  Contact him for collaboration.

Darius is an experienced TV host and expert.    He’s hosting PBS’ Ancient Invisible Cities on August 29, 2018!  Darius is currently filming throughout Italy Season 2 of Under Italy on Rai5!  Channel surfers regularly come across Darius in documentaries and tv series on History, National Geographic, Discovery, and Travel Channel (appearing on over 50 episodes). He’s also appeared on the innovative network Curiosity Stream, and hosts his own successful live educational channel on Periscope.   Contact him for TV or livestreaming collaboration.