The "Villa of the Antonines" 2018

Archaeological Field School   July 1 - 28, 2018      

Welcome to the website of the “Villa of the Antonines” Project!


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, click here.

Dear prospective participant,
If you are interested in joining our 2018 expedition, click below to download detailed information about this fascinating and historically important archaeological site and our approach to investigating it.   You do not need to have previous archaeological field experience in order to join our project.  We hope that you become as excited and as enthusiastic about the “Villa of the Antonines” as we are.

Deborah Chatr Aryamontri, Director
Timothy Renner, Deputy Director
“Villa of the Antonines” Project

Villa of the Antonines field school 2018 poster

Villa of the Antonines 2018 Brochure

Ralph J Torraco Scholarships

Program Director:
Deborah Chatr Aryamontri, PhD
Office: 973.655.3479

Program Deputy Director:
Timothy Renner, PhD
Office: 973.655.7420
Wendy Gilbert-Simon
Global Education Center
Montclair State University