• ROMARCH: Roman-period Archaeological Field School in Umbria: Vicus ad Martis 2014

    Two students on site.

    Two students at work on the site.

    Announcing the seventh season of the Vicus ad Martis Tudertium Archaeological field school in Umbria, Italy. Run by Drew University and directed by Prof. John Muccigrosso, this four-week program offers hands-on archaeological experience – and four credits – to college-age students. Non-students may also participate through the project’s Visitors program.

    The excavation takes place at the site of the Roman town of the Vicus Martis Tudertium, located on the Flaminian Way, not far from the city of Todi. The 2014 season runs from June 8 – July 5 and in addition to daily work on the site includes short excursions to nearby sites, as well as an immersive experience in small-town life in modern Umbria.

    We’ll concentrate this year on an area behind the church of S. Maria where we have been working on uncovering a large apsidal structure apparently resting on top of another, earlier building.

    Download the PDF flier for the project.

    For more details, visit the project website or contact Prof. Muccigrosso directly.

  • ROMARCH: Online Coins of the Roman Empire, updated

    OCRE – Online Database of Coinage of the Roman Empire becomes Bigger, Multi-Contributor and Multi-Lingual

    In collaboration with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of a new version of OCRE (Online Coins of the Roman Empire) (numismatics.org/ocre/). The OCRE project is creating a revolutionary new tool designed to help in the identification, cataloguing, and research of the rich and varied coinage of the Roman Empire. It aims to provide a comprehensive online resource encompassing every known Roman Imperial coin type. The end result will be:

    •A database of 50,000 coin types
    •A resource that collectors can use to identify their coins, estimate their rarity, and discover unknown varieties.
    •An online reference tool for researchers to help in new research on this important series.
    •Easy to use, downloadable catalogue entries for the coinage of every Roman Emperor from Augustus in 31 BC, until the death of Zeno in AD 491.

    The new version of the tool contains important new improvements.

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