Dr. Darius Arya


About Dr. Darius Arya

Dr. Darius Arya (Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology) directs the American Institute for Roman Culture and is a frequent TV host in the US (PBS, National Geographic, History) and Italy (Rai5). He has been a Fulbright Fellow, Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and guest scholar at Getty Conservation Institute. He has directed numerous digs, including the Roman Forum and Ostia Antica and is a frequent collaborator with Italian superintendencies and museums.



View of the Roman Forum from the Capitoline Hill
Dirt and detritus have built up in Rome over the centuries—the city now sits well above ancient street level.

Digging through time