University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: David R. Hernandez

The Refuse of Urban History

Excavating the Roman Forum at Butrint

By: David R. Hernandez

For at least eight centuries, Roman generals marched in triumphal celebrations through the forum Romanum, the central town square of ancient Rome, to display to their fellow citizens booty and prisoners captured in military campaigns. The Roman Empire was a system built on the pursuit of plunder. The irony, of course, is that at no […]