Expedition Volume 53, Number 2 Summer 2011

Expedition Volume 53, Number 2Cover: The “Bikini Girls” mosaic, thought to represent an athletic competition, dates to the 4th century AD. Two of the ten athletes are portrayed here: a young woman with hand weights and another woman about to throw a discus. The complete mosaic from Piazza Armerina is on page 34.


Excavating the Roman Peasant
By Kim Bowes, Mariaelena Ghisleni, Cam Grey, and Emanuele Vaccaro

Wine, Slaves, and the Emperor at Villa Magna
By Elizabeth Fentress, Caroline Goodson, and Marco Maiuro

Rediscovering the Heel: Archaeology and History in Northern Apulia
By Giuliano Volpe

The Villa del Casale of Piazza Armerina
By Patrizio Pensabene and Enrico Gallocchio

The Silver Rush in Tuscany's Wild West: Medieval Archaeology in the Metal Hills
By Giovanna Bianchi

From the Director—Penn Museum and Italy
Richard Hodges

From the Guest Editor—Reimaging Ancient Italy
Kim Bowes

Museum Mosaic—People, Places, Projects

Looking Back—Minturnae

Museum Staff

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