A few days ago the New York Times reported the launch of a pilot project between the University of Missouri and the Capitoline Museums in Rome.
The museums have lent 249 artifacts of black-based pottery to the University. Students at Midwestern University will have the chance to study and classify these artifacts.
After being studied and classified, the objects will then return to Rome with an academic prestige, the New Your Times reported.
As part of their P.h.d programs students will be engaged directly with primary materials that have remained unstudied and that could reveal so much more about the ancient world.
The sponsor to this incredible new partnership is Enel Green Power part of the Italian utility Enel. Enel Green Power stated that the “objective is to extend the exchange to different institutions”.
As history lovers and archeology we really do hope this project to be just the first one of many others.
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