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ONE-MA3 2018: Adventuring with Area.3 

By Sophie Cohen ’21 Today it seemed as if we were adopted by an extended Italian family – the family who operates the Gruppo Canoisti Pontini, aka Area.3, in Sermoneta. They took us trekking up to […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: A Day in Priverno

By Sophie Cohen ’21 A metal triangle hangs on the side of the Caetani Castle’s kitchen exterior, and the chefs’ children hit it with a hammer to signal meal times. This is how our day began, […]

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ONE-MA3 2017: The Finale

[fusion_text]By Sierra Rosenzweig For ONE-MA3’s last day together in Italy, we had a lot of work planned. We started the day by pulling our boulders out of the oven and taking samples of the interior and […]

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ONE-MA3 2017: Not the Right Kind of Blue

[fusion_text]By Sierra Rosenzweig The ONE-MA3 team had been excitedly waiting for our Egyptian blue to finish cooking and today we were finally able to take our mixtures out of the furnace and see the change in […]

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ONE-MA3 2017: Fresco

[fusion_text]By Sierra Rosenzweig Day two in Aramengo was dedicated to learning about the fresco-making process and creating our own frescoes. In the morning, we walked through the studio of Gianluigi Nicola, one of the town’s fresco-painters. […]

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ONE-MA3 2017: Is That a Pillow?

[fusion_text]By Sierra Rosenzweig It was now time for ONE-MA3 to leave the big city and head for the hills of Aramengo, which I was very excited about. We climbed past flowers and trees into a town […]

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ONE-MA3 2017: Grandeur in Turin

[fusion_text]By Sierra Rosenzweig   On our agenda for today, was to experience the grandeur of both a castle and a palace! Our first stop was the Castello di Valentino. After a series of lectures from researchers […]

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ONE-MA3 2017: Egypt in Italy

[fusion_text]By Sierra Rosenzweig The next stop on our ONE-MA3 Journey through Italy was Turin! On our first day in Turin, we didn’t focus on Italian architecture or scanning mosaics, rather we focused on a different culture […]

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ONE-MA3 2017: The Journey Continues

[fusion_text]By Sierra Rosenzweig 6/23/2017 – Hidden Underneath the Vatican We were all sad to leave the castle in Priverno, but it was time to leave our fortress full of research gadgets and gelato for an adventure […]

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ONE-MA3 2017: Making a Model

[fusion_text]By Sierra Rosenzweig Today, the ONE-MA3 team traveled to the Archaeological Museum to view mosaics extracted from the dig site in Privernum. We were curious how grand the mosaics would have looked when they were still […]

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ONE-MA3 2017: Mortars and Mosaics

[fusion_text]By Sierra Rosenzweig It was a day of creation for the ONE-MA3 team. Today, Italian experts came to the castle we’re staying at to teach us about ancient Roman mortar making techniques. The experts lead us […]

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ONE-MA3 2017: Fieldwork Begins

[fusion_text]By Sierra Rosenzweig   Today was day one on the job for the ONE-MA3 crew. To get a handle on the archaeological site that we would be working with, we went to the museum in Priverno […]

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