Category: Italy

Current World Archaeology 7 years ago
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Thirty years ago my career took a memorable new turn. I had been trained in…

Current World Archaeology 7 years ago
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Herculaneum’s destruction is a familiar story. On the 24 August AD 79 Vesuvius erupted, sending…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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The remains - remarkably unprepossessing amid the spectacular ruins of classical Rome all around -…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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The fate of the inland cities of Southern Italy depended to a considerable extent on…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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In the summer of 1911, the young Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) went on a bicycling tour…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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Today, Gravina is one of those little-known Italian towns that every tourist falls for. Meaning…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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In 1996, Alastair Small and his wife Carola launched a major fieldwalking project to examine…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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Throughout most of Italy, the 2nd and 1st centuries BC were a time of increasing…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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The convulsions in land use that usher in the post-Roman period are vividly laid bare…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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The Samnites were hardy folk. Living in a region dominated by the Apennine mountains to…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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Questions are being asked about the cultural priorities of the Italian Government in the wake…

Current World Archaeology 8 years ago
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For years I have directed small armies of excavators through a project manager, so returning…