Check out the latest news about the University of Alberta archeological field school in Cortona Italy! This is the site where I participated in an archeologial field school in May 2009!
An Italian archeological site that been the life’s work of a University of Alberta history researcher and where grandsons of a Roman emperor once lived has been transformed to create part of an interpretive park.On July 11, the town of Cortona, Italy, officially opened the site during a ceremony with some 150 people, where Helena Fracchia, professor in the Department of History and Classics, has led a dig for the better part of two decades.
“People here in Cortona consider this park another link in the co-operation that has been going on for so long between the university and the town of Cortona,” said Fracchia. “People have always been interested in archeology in Italy, and are interested in the pre-Roman period, particularly in this area, so this is quite gratifying. The people who live in the area love [the park] and are very supportive.”
Stairs leading to second floor in area three of the villa of Ossaia, image from Express News article, follow link to read the entire story.
~:) Heather Kennedy-Plant