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In the Spring of 2018, I interned in the skeletal analysis laboratory at the Pigorini National Museum of Ethnography and Prehistory. During this internship I learned how to analyze every element of the skeleton including gender, age, and any signs of disease. Each day I had a hands-on experience studying and collecting data on 2000-year-old skeletons to find out more about ancient cultures. I recorded my data in an archive for future researchers. I loved the lab environment and appreciate how much I learned. This experience has prepared me better for the world of archaeology.

On 6 Feb 2018, Dr. Peter Campbell presented 'Fishers, Divers, and Scientists: Engaging Communities in Underwater Cultural Heritage'. This is a video of his presentation on the evening.

EmoryEach semester, a host of U.S. study abroad students arrive at AUR’s beautiful Rome campus to experience Italian culture and enrich their studies.

During the Summer of 2017 I was offered the opportunity to intern at the American Academy of Rome. Specifically I would be assisting with placement of the incoming books and handling non-required texts in the Library.

The Library of the American Academy houses over 160,000 collections of books with a focus on Classical Studies, The Arts, and Food Studies. It has over three floors holding this vast collection of books and my main task was to manage shifting books to allow for an incoming 20,000 books.

There was plenty of shifting to do and not much time to do it. The shifting took place during August when the Library was closed to the public and needed to be done before it opened again. It was very physical work and I was constantly moving, yet at the same time it was somewhat peaceful. While interning at the American Academy I began to understand more about the type of worker I am and how I manage working under time pressure. I learned to manage my time better, for example; which project it was better to take on at what time for instance, and I also learned to set mini goals every day to make the job more satisfying and motivating. Another important skill I acquired from this internship was working as part of a team, which I know I can take with me to future jobs. While working with other people I understood that everyone has their own pace and you need to find a way to meet in the middle, which was completely new to me; I appreciated this aspect the most.

A British excavation has struck archaeological gold with a discovery that may solve the mystery of where the Queen of Sheba of biblical legend derived her fabled treasures.

Mary Beard has said she faced a “torrent of aggressive insults” on social media after posting messages asserting the ethnic diversity of Roman Britain.

Travel broadens the horizon, as the anonymous “they” tell us. But they omit to point out how digging deep beneath the earth’s surface can broaden even more.

The Colosseum or the Flavian Amphitheatre as it was known in Antiquity is a worldwide symbol of recognition. Very rarely does one come across anyone who doesn’t place the city of Rome alongside an image of the Colosseum.