Houston Archeological Society presents Rome in Ruins - Archeological Sites along the Aurelian Wall
Houston Archeological Society President Linda Gorski and HAS Vice President Louis Aulbach will present a program highlighting portions of their latest book, Along the Aurelian Wall – Rome in Ruins – A Self-Guided Walk.
Most travelers who visit Rome as tourists have a limited amount of time to see Roman archeological sites. They tend to do the “Caesar shuffle” - see the Colosseum and the Roman Forum - and think they have seen it all. This talk will highlight a number of the archeological sites of ancient Rome that are found adjacent to the third century AD wall built by Emperor Aurelian. These sites illustrate aspects of over 1200 years of the cultural history of Rome from the city’s founding in 753 BC to the end of the Roman Empire in 476 AD. The program will feature photos of many of these ancient sites that are off the beaten tourist track.