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INFORMATION AND LINKS FOR CURRENT EXCAVATIONS AND RESEARCH
ON THE THEATER OF POMPEY



2005 - Pompey Project:  Includes very current summaries of the excavations led by the renowned scholar, James E. Packer.

2004 - Packer, James E. Rethinking Pompey's Theater:  The Pompey Project, Documentation and Excavation (1996 - 2003)

June, 2003 - Excavations at the Theaer of Pompey Updated

Theater of Pompey

Director:  James Packer (Professor of Classics Emeritus, Northwestern University)
Field Director:  Dott.ssa C.M. Gagliardo
Architect:  Dario Silenzi
Collaboration with:  the Archaeological Superintendency of Rome and Istituto Tata Giovanni (owner of Palazzo Pio)
Financial Support from:  Two Anonymous Contributors, Northwestern University, Jeanne Ravid (Evanston), and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

In summer, 2002, this project cleared part of the Ambulacrum of the Theater of Pompey under Palazzo Pio near Campo dei Fiori (Rome).  Project aims:  study and documentation of: a) the plan and new architectural elements from the theater; b) the site's late- and post-antique history as revealed through its pottery and other small finds. After 3-4 field campaigns, the project will conclude with a final study season.

Source:  American Academy in Rome website:
April 2003 - An Excavation in the Theater of Pompey, Rome
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
James Packer, Project Director
A second season of excavation and analysis of a portion of the Theater of Pompey, a prototypical Roman theater of the 1st century B.C.
Outright Funds and Offer of Matching Funds of $35,000 over a period of one year.

Source:  http://www.neh.fed.us/news/awards/collaborative2003.html

July, 2002 - Excavations at the Theater of Pompey!  A very reliable source in Rome informs me that Professor James Packer, widely known for his work on the Forum and Market of Trajan, has begun excavations on the Theater of Pompey.  We look forward to seeing a published report hopefully within a few years.


Announced in April 2002 was this Colloborative Research Award by NEH:
An Excavation in the Theater of Pompey, Rome
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
James E. Packer, Project Director

To support excavation and analysis of a portion of the Theater of Pompey (1st century B.C.), Rome's prototypical theater.
On the web at http://www.nyu.edu/its/humanities/ach_allc2001/papers/beacham/
Offer of Matching Funds of $25,000 over a period of one year.

The University of Washington, College of Architecture and Planning, maintains the UW Rome Center, currently quartered in the Palazzo Pio, which sits upon the foundation of the Theater of Pompey.

Professor Astra Zarina, UW Professor of Architecture and director of their architecture programs in Rome for three decades now, founded the center.  She is also the architect of their remodeled quarters.  In 1995 Professor Zarina received a Graham Foundation grant in the amount of $7,500 for research support on The Theater of Pompey the Great and the Palazzo Pio: Origins and Transformations.


Ann Kuttner delivered a paper on Culture and History at Pompey's Museum at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association.


Kathyrn L. Gleason delivered a paper on A Garden on the Severan Marble Plan of Rome: The Porticus of Pompey at the 88th General Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America in 1991.
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