Ancient history and Italian travel with archaeologist Darius Arya

- Darius Arya is an archaeologist, pro­fes­sor and host in several documentaries for Discover, History and National Geographic channels.

Most recently -- he explored three of the most fascinating cities of the ancient world, Athens, Cairo and Istanbul, for PBS's Ancient Invisible Cities.

Since 2002, Dar­ius has been th executive director of the nonprofit Amer­i­can Insti­tute for Roman Cul­ture, leading field school excavations and study programs. 

He's also currently a guest scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, doing research on the role of new media for heritage preservation and promotion.

Darius has lived in Rome for the last 20 years, and if you're considering visiting the city or Italy in general, we discuss on Olympic & Bundy places to visit, some of the "tourist traps" that exist, the modern foodie culture in Rome and more.

We also talk about the ancient history and importance of historic preservation for future generations.

Listen to the full episode with Darius Arya on Oct. 21!

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