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Darius Arya


Lessons from Conserving the Colosseum

A Ph.D. archaeologist and historian, Darius Arya has led excavations and taught university programs in Italy for over 17 years. He’s a Fulbright scholar, fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and guest scholar of Getty Conservation Institute. He directs the American Institute for Roman Culture and its online learning platform Ancient Rome Live.

Darius has rappelled down caverns, explored underground churches, wells, and lost temples. He’s crawled through some of the world’s oldest ancient sewers in his quest for history, discovery, and answering questions about the past.

He’s appeared as an expert or host for 15 years on History, National Geographic, Discovery. Smithsonian, PBS, Italy’s Rai5, and more, for more than 50 episodes. Darius is one of the few American Ph.D. archaeology experts on TV today, creating consistently accessible, engaging conversations. This fall he's filming in the UK, Germany, and Italy for shows including Discovery, Smithsonian, Sky Arte, and more!

Italy Office 
Largo della Gancia 1, int. 8 
00195 Roma (RM) 
Tel. +39 345.305.6980 
Fax +39 06.6051.3319

USA Office
2614 Tamiami Trail N. #703
Naples, Fl 34103
Tel 512.772.1844


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