Roman history, culture, archaeology, and preservation: Ostia Antica, Rome's Mirror

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American Institute for Roman Culture
December 2011
<p>The American Institute for Roman Culture (; has produced (with the Northeastern University students, the superintendency of Rome and Ostia, and the Italian Ministry of Culture) 9 educational videos about the history and culture of Ostia Antica, one of the ancient Roman cities that best reflects ancient Rome during the high imperial period.&nbsp; Ostia is also an interesting city in its own right.&nbsp; Discover the history of excavation, city/ urban develpment from foundation to demise and abandonment, religious practices, daily life, bathing in the ancient world, and conservation issues that affect the site, and more.</p> <p>It&#39;s an ideal introduction to the site for high school and college students.</p>