Columbia's Archaeological Campaign at Hadrian's Villa (APAHA Tibur 2016)

  • 2nd floor Teatro, Italian Academy, Columbia University

Professors Francesco de Angelis (Columbia) and Marco Maiuro (Rome La Sapienza and Columbia), directors of the Advanced Program of Ancient History and Art (APAHA) will present the main results of the excavation at Hadrian’s Villa, discuss the historical significance of the findings, and announce some exciting developments of the project for 2017.

With over 80 participants from 15 universities and institutions across 8 countries, the 2016 fieldwork season was the most intensive and the most productive one since the inception of the program. The excavation of the “Lararium” courtyard revealed a pre-Hadrianic channel running under the precinct’s floor and provided further data on the Medieval phases of the complex. Continued exploration of the building in the area of the "Macchiozzo" brought to light new rooms with mosaics and painted walls and ceilings. The expansion of the excavation around the "Macchiozzo" building uncovered architectural remains that were last seen (and only partially documented) by Piranesi in the 18th century.

This presentation will take place in the Teatro (2nd floor) of the Italian Academy, Columbia University. A reception will follow. All welcome! Please click here to register for the event.