An Emperor's Residence

Archaeological and Archaeometrical Investigations at the Villa of the Antonines.


Deborah Chatr Aryamontri,

Department of Classics, Montclair State University


Greg Pope,

Department of Earth & Environmental Studies, Montclair State University

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 7:00 P.M., Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall, Montclair State University*

Since 2010, Montclair State University’s Center for Heritage and Archaeological Studies has been excavating a second-century CE complex that is believed to have been ones of the major residences of the Antonine emperors where Emperor Commodus may have killed wild animals in the arena. This talk presents the results of the most recent research concerning the site, including the scientific analysis of brick, marble, and decorative glass samples in order to shed further light on the history of the villa. 

*Parking in the Red Hawk Deck.