Capitoline Museums in Rome to Join With University of Missouri to Catalog Artifacts

Sep 18, 2014 996

Beginning this semester, students at the University of Missouri will get a hands-on opportunity to study ancient artifacts through a pilot project with the Capitoline Museums in Rome.

The museums have lent 249 Roman-era artifacts of black-glazed pottery to the university for students to research and catalog. Culled from the museums' cavernous deposits — the repository covers roughly 150 years of modern excavations in the Italian capital — the as yet unstudied artifacts will give students at the Midwestern university tangible exposure to Mediterranean archaeology.

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