Simona is a Roman archaeologist specialized in the Late Imperial and Middle Ages periods. She graduated in Archaeology and Ancient History from the Sapienza University of Rome and subsequently obtained her higher degree in Restoration and Heritage preservation. Currently she works as field director on excavations and restorations for the Superintendency of Rome and Latium (Ministry of Cultural Heritage). She is also deeply involved in an international project (CNR) the scope of which is the application of high technology to artefact conservation and ancient structure preservation. Last but not least, Simona also enjoys combining food and archaeology, a passion that grew during her dissertation, in which she studied the majolicas of the Colosseum and the foods that they contained, and how eating habits evolved over time.
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