December 2013: an interview with Nic Terrenato appeared on the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano. The article discusses the state of Italian archaeology, and the important contribution of US-based institutions, including The Gabii Project.
A new effort to make 3D models a core part of the Gabii Project’s publication record and to promote their acceptance as basic data within the archaeological community, has been funded by the NEH Office of Digital Humanities. Read more.
A large chunk of a monumental building with imposing ashlar architecture and nicely appointed floors was uncovered in 2012-2013. In July 2013 the sensational find was first announced in a short article by Prof. Mario Torelli, featured in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. Additional coverage from news outlets in the UK and the US soon followed. Most notable are a piece that appeared in the New York Times, and a release by the University of Michigan’s news service. Both include a summary of the finds, and quotes from Nic Terrenato and other team members. A story on the dig was included in the september/october 2013 issue of the UK-based magazine Minerva. More web coverage: redorbit.com; italymagazine.com.
May 2010: creation of the Fiat / Chrysler Scholars program at Gabii, thanks to gifts from the Chrysler Foundation and Fiat SPA.
In late March 2010, the sarcophagus, excavated at Gabii in summer 2009, was the subject of a news releasefrom the UM News Service and a short story online by National Geographic News. Additional coverage by other print and online press outlets soon followed. In Italy, the Italian newspaper La Stampa interviewed field director Anna Gallone. Follow this link for a digested summary of the media coverage of the lead sarcophagus, and stay tuned for further updates
- Autumn 2010. A German radio interview with Anna Gallone about the process of scanning the lead sarcophagus with neutrons in Munich. (“Bleisarg unter der Neutronenlupe: Im Forschungsreaktor untersuchten Archäologen eine antike Rarität“).
- November 2010. German television coverage of the neutron scanning at FRM II in Munich. Click here for an English transcript of the news story.