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Fine!

We did it!! We finished with the scrubbing. The last crate went in at 4:00 and we had everything put away by 5. As a reward for our effort, the archaeologist working in the new market location across the street took us on a tour of his site. It’s huge! There are Claudian horrea (warehouses) in one corner and across the lot, walls dating to Trajan. Continue reading

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Senza funghi, per favore!!!

Today I took the opportunity to run around and track down “old” stuff. We found remains of one of the oldest ancient warehouses. It’s just down the road from the Testaccio. I wonder if the people here take for granted the giant arch fragments attached to their apartments, or standing in their courtyards? Continue reading

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Once more “over the pond”

I leave tomorrow afternoon for two weeks in Roma!  This time I’m volunteering to dig holes at a site in Rome called Monte Testaccio – a 105′ high mountain of potsherds! We dig for the first week and catalogue artifacts … Continue reading

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