An International Conservation Partnership Is Preserving Herculaneum, Ancient Roman Town Buried by Vesuvius

Posted On June 19, 2019
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In Federico Fellini’s 1972 movie Roma, workers excavating for a new Metro line discover a luxurious Roman villa decorated with beautiful, perfectly preserved wall paintings. Within minutes, the wall paintings start to disintegrate due to contact with outside air. “We have to do something,” cries one of the workers, but alas, it is… more »

Shackled Skeletons from Ancient Greece to Get Underground Display

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) on Tuesday announced that they have decided to construct an underground “shell” which will permanently protect and display the 80 skeletons discovered in 2016 in a mass grave in an ancient Greek cemetery, south of Athens.

The skeletons, their wrists still bound by iron shackles, were found in… more »

Students find contemporary connections to ancient text in ‘Antigones’ course

For students in the spring 2019 course Antigones, an ancient Greek play served as the basis of a semester-long examination of journalistic ethics, citizenship and other timely topics.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Kasturi Pananjady graduated from Brown in May. Yet there’s one course she can’t seem to quit: Antigones, a comparative literature… more »

Hesperia 88.2 Now Available

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 88.2. Topics in this issue include a study that examines a LH IIIB ceramic deposit from Phylakopi, an exploration into the evidence for food markets in Roman Greece, the presentation of the architecture and ceramics from the South Basilica at… more »