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The Gladiator Tomb

AArrrghh… it’s just maddening! In 2008 archaeologists discover the 2nd century tomb of a wealthy senator, distinguished consul, and highly decorated battle-hardened general who led 20 years worth of Roman military campaigns for Emperor Marcus Aurelius against the Germanic tribes. … Continue reading

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Lions, and Bears and Gladiators: Oh My!

There has been a lot of hype lately regarding the imminent opening of the underground corridors, or “hypogeum”, of the Flavian Amphitheater (Colosseum) in Rome this summer.  And, while I am very curious to explore them myself, I would like to … Continue reading

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Iulio Prima!

July 1st – We spent our “scavi” time in the lower (downhill) part of the city – where the breeze never blows. We were all excited about recording a brothel and it’s kitchen but, when we got there we found a domestic house and no brothel… Continue reading

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