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From the months of September to November I interned in the physical anthropology laboratory in the Pigorini Museum. I got to work with Neolithic skeletal remains that were excavated in Northern Italy and sent down to the museum to be cleaned and analyzed.

From horses to history: How one alumna found her passion at AUR
and made an easy jump to graduate school

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the American University of Rome hosted an evening of lectures as part of the Frontinus Society’s conference “De Aquaeductu Urbis Romae.

One of the many benefits of studying at AUR is, not only do you have access to all the wonders of Rome, but also Europe’s great capital cities are just a few hours away by plane.

Italy’s most iconic monuments have no end of surprises, as AUR students learned during summer excavations at the Colosseum and Imperial Fora.

AUR Adjunct Professor Marco Conti was interviewed as an expert in early Christian history for the Smithsonian Channel series “Sacred Sites” and is expected to appear in the episode on the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The jury highly commended “the European cooperation between the Italian conservation experts and the Greek Orthodox Monastery which was undertaken in close consultation with the Egyptian authorities and has resulted in high-quality conservation work on an element of such an outstanding World Heritage Site as the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai. The documentation and quality of the work are exceptional”.

Problem-solving and improvisation were put to the test as students tried to use household materials (apart from Duck Tape) to create working models of their favorite Roman inventions for their final projects in Roman Technology, part of AUR’s Archaeology and Classics program.   

On April 14, AUR's toughest students (8 females and 1 male) followed Professor Jens Koehler on a study and research trip to Lake Nemi, a volcanic crater lake in the Alban hills just 20 miles south-east of Rome.

For a recent class in Roman Technology, Archaeology & Classics students went underground to examine the infrastructure of the Aqueduct Traiana, dating from 109 AD, and the Baths of Caracalla from 216 AD.