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Ostia Antica: The Lost Port of Rome ~ SAT, FEB 15, 7PM

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A few miles from the capital lies Ostia Antica, the ancient port of Rome. Over the centuries the Tiber flooded and covered much of it ~ in our own time, archaeologists are uncovering it piece by piece. Here you can see the remains of docks, warehouses, homes, shops, and baths — giving a peek at the life of Rome. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7:00PM.

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Fifteen miles southwest of the capital lies Ostia Antica, the ancient port of Rome. Over the centuries the Tiber River flooded and covered much of it ~ and now in our own time, archaeological teams are uncovering it all piece by piece. It is one of the most under-appreciated sites in Italy ~ here you can see the remains of docks, warehouses, apartments, villas, stores, and baths — all giving a peek at the life of Rome. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7:00PM. NOTE: This lecture is part of the 2019-2020 lecture series "All Roads Lead to Rome."

William H. Fredlund, the Director of the Institute, obtained his B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, where he specialized in European history and art history. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship and completed a double Ph.D. in history and humanities at Stanford, specializing in Renaissance Italy. Dr. Fredlund has taught for UCLA, the University of Florence, Stanford, and UCSC Extension.