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Ostia Antica Press Conference/Invito Stampa

MINISTERO DEI BENI E DELLE ATTIVITA’ CULTURALI E DEL TURISMO SOPRINTENDENZA SPECIALE PER I BENI ARCHEOLOGICI DI ROMA

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La Soprintendenza speciale per i beni archeologici di Roma, con l’American Institute for Roman Culture, presenta i risultati delle più recenti ricerche effettuate nel Suburbium di Ostia antica. L’appuntamento con gli archeologi e con gli studenti di archeologia di 14 università del Nord America è fissato per venerdì 19, alle ore 10.00, all’angolo fra via dei Romagnoli e via della Stazione di Ostia antica (v. mappa).

Please join the Superintendency, along with the American Institute for Roman Culture, in the presentation of the findings of the most recent research of the Suburbium of Ostia Antica on Friday July 19 at 10 am. The conference will be held at our dig Parco dei Ravennati in Ostia Antica, via dei Romagnoli and via della Stazione di Ostia antica, see maps below. (more…)

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Life in the Trenches: Week 4, 11 Things I’ve learned on the Dig

Parco Ravennati

  1. Count the buckets: When brushing away a mound of dirt with the equivalent of a glorified toothbrush and an oversized spork, it can be discouraging to look at your area after several hours of work and feel you haven’t made a dint in it.  In order to prevent dismay, learn to count the buckets of dirt that you fill instead.  Nothing says progress more than being able to climb up a pile of dirt and say, “Look, Ma!  I spent 5 weeks moving all this dirt from over there to over here!”
  2.  Remember all your hard work will eventually pay off* : Excavation needs to be a slow process

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Rome around the world #romeawayfromrome

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Lincoln Center, New York. Photo by @Introvertmind

You don’t have to cross the Atlantic,  meander your way through Europe nor head westward on the Orient Express to catch a glimpse of Rome.  The empire’s inheritance to the world can be seen in modern and contemporary architecture in almost every town and city across the globe. We are always on the look out for imperial garland detail on a window,  a forum in a shopping mall or a full-fledged coliseum/library/sports complex.  Thank you for helping us find some Rome away from Rome wherever you are.  Please keep it up– we are building a great gallery of “Roman” architecture which you can see on Statigr.am.

And thank you, Instagram photographers @Introvertmind, @NYRoamer, @Parisinfourmonths, @saman_mt,  Twitter @bjrich09 and Vine @Moscerina for tagging your photos #romeawayfromrome (more…)


Cultural Heritage and Instagram

Over the past year, we’ve fallen in love with Instagram– and not just because it enables all our I-spy fantasies, but because Instagram photos help to spread the word about cultural heritage.  Whether professional photographers or accidental tourists, IGers (as we’ve been told they are called) are capturing culture in an instant.  Deliberate or not, ancient or contemporary, culture and history are being documented with the press of a thumb and a tap on “share”.   Next to “share”, the “explore” button is our favorite vehicle for traveling the world in search of whatever we want–and we’re not just looking for archaeology!

Protecting, saving and sharing cultural heritage is part of our mission which we strive for in a variety of media- from classrooms and dig sites to our smart phones. Please join in by tagging your photos #culturalheritage.  And if you find something great about Rome, any where in its ancient empire or its contemporary culture, tag it #digrome as well.

Have an IG account?  Follow us at SaveRome.  No account, no worries: you can still see our photos at Instgram.com/SaveRome and all photos tagged #culturalheritage.

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From professional to happenstance, here’s who we are spying:  Darius Arya (Roman Forum, Rome), Allison Roberts (Matrigny house in New Orleans, USA), Benten Tangen (Petra, Jordan), Jerome Foster (El Djem, Tunisa),  Stefdw (lego Ankor Wat), Guilherme Abuchahla (Machu Pichu, Peru), Javiera O’Ryan (Easter Island), Fatihkon (St. Petersburg, Russia), Zanjeer (Balbek, Lebanon), Taylor Murray (Route 66 sign), Agnes Crawford (Last Supper, Taddeo Gaddi)