Ongoing Research — 2023
Forum Romanum: a constant stream of people
(1)  Forum Romanum, ca. 273 BC 


   „...there was a constant stream of people who crowded this open space every day...“
        – Forum Romanum, Archeological Site of Paestum, 2023


Although Italian archeological research dates back to the 1500s, our modern interest repopulates Roman streets with larger masses than they were ever imagined to hold. Yet the footsteps of thousands don’t only test the ancient stones, they endanger their very existence. 

Today, the scapes of Pompeii, Herculaneum, or Paestum in no way resemble what they once were, not even how they were discovered and rediscovered. What remains are naked walls and emptied rooms which used to be filled with local civilians, replaced by visitors from all over the world. 

If it would only be possible to experience how people back then used to live. 
As advertised all over the world, anyone can step foot inside a Roman city. 



(1)  Amphitheater, 50 BC 

(1)  Amphitheater, 50 BC 




(1)  Sugar Packet, 2023  

(1)  Temple of Athena, ca. 500 BC  



(2)  Tomb of the Palmettes, Arcioni, ca. 500 BC  

(2)  Tomb of the Diver, Tempa del Prete, ca. 500 BC  



(3)  Archive, 2023
  
(3)  House of the Bronze Herm, 2023  



(4)  Visitor from the Netherlands, 2023  



(5)  The Blue Vase, ca. 50 AD  



(5)  Modell of Pompeii, 2023  


(5)  Vittorio Emanuele II at the excavations of Herculaneum, Eugenio Tano, 1872  



(3)  House of the Bicentenary, ca. 62 AD  



(3) Hercules with Minerva and Juno, College of the Augustans, ca. 62 AD  


(3)  Mosaic in the Central Women's Thermae, ca. 25 AD  




(4) Forum Romanum, ca. 500 BC   





          List of Sources:

       (1)    Archaeological Parc of Paestum & Velia,
   Paestum, Campania, Italy

       (2)    Archaeological National Museum of Paestum,
   Paestum, Campania, Italy

       (3)    Archaeological Park of Herculaneum,
   Ercolano, Campania, Italy

        (4)    Archaeological Park of Pompeii, Ministry of Culture,
   Pompeii, Campania, Italy

       (5)    National Archaeological Museum (MANN),
   Naples, Campania, Italy