The “Villa of the Antonines” investigation of a Roman imperial villa
The project, directed by Dr. Deborah Chatr Aryamontri, seeks to determine, in detail, the history, extent and architectural design of this group of structures in the context of Roman imperial villas in general. The project’s archaeological investigations so far confirm the elite character of the complex as evidenced by varied wall frescoes, imported marbles for floor and wall decoration, and mosaics both colored and black-and-white.
Our current work at the site is focused on:
- Learning more about the remains of a structure which stands next to the bath complex of the villa and which we identified as an amphitheatre in 2012
- Investigating a group of rooms, identified in 2014, with black-and-white mosaics that may have belonged to residential quarters
- Locating, by combining fieldwork and remote sensing methods, other buildings that formed part of the villa complex
Official Season Recap
Scholarship and Grant Information
- Ralph J Torraco Scholarships (Information and application to be announced)
- Bigel Grant (Anthropology majors at Montclair State University only)
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We would like to thank AristaCare at Cedar Oaks – Health Services for its generous donation in support of the 2014 field season.
Special thanks for their long term support of our project go to our benefactors in Italy:
- Comune di Genzano di Roma
- Diakronica – Icononauta
- Lino Nicoletti (Circolo Ippico Quarto della Mandorla)
- Luciano De Luca- owner of La Fornarina bakery
- Zega Legnami