Archaeological Field School June 30 – July 27, 2019
This archaeological field project in Genzano di Roma, Italy, now heading into its ninth season, will continue to explore the remains of a Roman imperial villa located close to Rome, at the 18th mile of the ancient Via Appia in the Alban Hills region. Based on literary references and the discovery in the 18th century of marble busts of imperial figures, the villa is believed to have belonged to the second century CE imperial family of the Antonines. Our current work at the site is focused on an amphitheater-like structure near the baths that is filled with mosaic tesserae and fragments of luxurious, imported marbles, and on possible residential quarters that contain mosaics and were once decorated with colored frescoes.
For a more detailed description of the site and its many finds, view An introduction to the “Villa of the Antonines” Archaeological Field School in Italy.