AIRC 2018 Archaeological Dig (Villa dei Quintilii)
May 14 – June 8 2018
We have secured a brand-new site at the Villa dei Quintilii on the Appia Antica for our 2018 archaeological dig and will be continuing our collaboration with California State University, Fresno’s Division of Continuing and Global Education to provide accreditation.
Space is limited but open to anyone with a desire to learn about Roman civilization - no prior knowledge of archaeology or Italian, or formal experience/qualifications is expected or required.
Beyond the unique opportunity of experiencing first-hand archaeological fieldwork at a one-of-a-kind Roman site, this program also offers the opportunity to live la dolce vita in Rome for four weeks.
Your accommodation is included in the course costs (detailed below) and personal ‘down time’ in the evenings and at weekends provides ample opportunity to explore the Eternal City and further afield easily (Pompeii and Herculaneum, Tivoli, Florence, Naples).
Why is Villa dei Quintilii important?
Originally owned by the Quintilii brothers who were murdered by emperor Commodus in order to take possession of it, this 100+ acre villa has yielded some of the most important findings from Rome and boasts a massive bath complex, Circus, gardens, and imperial residence.
Course dates: May 14 – June 8 2018 (four weeks)
Cost: $4500, includes:
✓ All course program costs
✓ Accommodation in central Rome for course duration (four weeks) (includes a $250 refundable damage deposit)
✓Travel to and from the dig site
Please note that airfare to Italy is not included in the course cost. However, our team is available to advise on travelling to and from Rome from wherever you might be!
If you are interested in joining us in Rome for this program, simply click here or via the button below to submit a short application. Once received we will be in touch to arrange an informal chat (via Skype/phone) for us to understand your priorities for the course and thus ensure we offer the best experience for you.