Ancient Rome's Crypta Balbi Complex with Livia Galante

Ancient Rome's Crypta Balbi Complex with Livia Galante


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Join us as we explore the Crypta Balbi complex, part of the National Roman Museum and home to  a remarkable collection of urban archaeolgical findings. Centuries ago, this neighborhood was bustling with artists and craftsmen – a theater and many workshops once occupied the land now in the museum’s custody.

During an archaeological survey carried out in 1981, many new discoveries came to light. We will examine the findings that document craft activities once carried out on this land during the the post-classical and early medieval age–highlighting the continuity of the work–and, also, the quality of the products delivered by these artisans. 

Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the history of Rome in the high Middle Ages as well as a foundational  comprehension of the evolution of this neighborhood of Rome throughout the centuries. 

Livia obtained a degree in Archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome and has a Master's degree in the History and Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Roma Tre. Her main field of interest is ancient Roman topography and early Christian architecture; however, she is an accomplished scholar whose teaching ability extends to the Renaissance and Baroque Rome. As a native Roman, Livia is very enthusiastic about sharing the deep love and knowledge she has for her hometown with clients.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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John Wakeman (Walla Walla, US)
Fourth of the National Museum of Rome series--wonderful

Livia's series has allowed me to virtually experience the National Museum as though I had been there; and stimulate me to re-engage with Roman history. This lecture rounds out the series, and shows the power of careful stratigraphic research in reconstructing Roman lifestyles over nearly a millennium. She also connects the archaeologist's work to the museum curator's and ultimately to creating a very beneficial public site. The Crypta Balbi is indeed a work of many hands. Brava, Livia!

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Mike Merrill (Buffalo, US)
I had fun and learned things.

I enjoy Livia's elegant speech and insights. The context and details are always fascinating.

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John Wakeman (Walla Walla, US)
Fourth of the National Museum of Rome series--wonderful

Livia's series has allowed me to virtually experience the National Museum as though I had been there; and stimulate me to re-engage with Roman history. This lecture rounds out the series, and shows the power of careful stratigraphic research in reconstructing Roman lifestyles over nearly a millennium. She also connects the archaeologist's work to the museum curator's and ultimately to creating a very beneficial public site. The Crypta Balbi is indeed a work of many hands. Brava, Livia!

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Mike Merrill (Buffalo, US)
I had fun and learned things.

I enjoy Livia's elegant speech and insights. The context and details are always fascinating.