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ONE-MA3 2018: A Day of Gypsum

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 Our morning started with a 6:30am alarm, layers of sunscreen, and lots and lots of bug spray – all in preparation for truffle hunting in the Aramengo woods! After a quick breakfast, […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Venaria Reale

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 After a free day yesterday, the ONE-MA^3 group reunited in Turin this morning. We headed down to Venaria Reale. Venaria Reale is home to a 17th century complex comprising the Palace of […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: A Day Off in Rome

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 After several hectic but enjoyable days of fieldwork, the group was given a much needed off day. Part of the group went ahead to Turin, while part of the group stayed behind […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Royal Roots of Torino

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 Our Friday in Turin started at the Valentino Palace, a complex rich with history and the current home of the ‘Politecnico di Torino’. The view from the second story of Valentino Palace […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Pompeii for the Day

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 After gathering in the castle’s coveted ‘Wifi Room’ and watching a documentary on the explosion of Vesuvius last night, the One-MA^3 squad ventured out on a four-hour trek from Sermoneta to Pompeii, with a […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Gypsum Mines

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 This morning, we left the University of Turin for the 500-person town of Aramengo.   The view from our bedroom in Aramengo Staying at the university has been nice because we’ve gotten […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Ancient Artisans in Training

By Sophie Cohen ’21 On Thursday, we dipped into the mindset of ancient Roman artisans and learned how to make traditional frescoes. Marco’s father, Gian Luigi, taught us the steps of making a fresco. He began […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Learning to use the DPI

By Samantha D’Alonzo ’21 Over the past few weeks, we have been using many different techniques to digitally recreate artifacts and archeological sites. We were introduced to these techniques on our first day of work in […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Week 1 in Italia

By Cleverine Cong ’21 Last week, a group of 15 jetlagged rising sophomores arrived in Rome for the Course 1 experience of a lifetime – ONE MA3. Here are a few things, not related to research, […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Aqua Claudia and Aqua Anio Novus

By Rachel Weissman ’21 This morning we traveled to the Parco Degli Acquedotti.  This park, located 9km outside of Rome, contains the largest collection of intact Roman aqueducts.  As we walked around the sunny park, archeologist […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Masters of Mortar

By Sophie Cohen ’21 Today began with a lecture on geo polymers, limestones, and ancient building materials by the revered Gilberto Quarneti. We learned the steps to make limestone and some of the history behind how […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Castle Living

By Sophie Cohen ’21 The Castle Caetani has been our home for the past week, and we’re finally getting used to living in a medieval castle. The girls live down the steps toward the stables, and […]

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ONE-MA3 2018: Exploring Ninfa

By Sophie Cohen ’21 Today we began by touring the Ninfa Gardens, which was built on a medieval city that was destroyed in 1382. Our guide explained how the city of Ninfa was a linking point […]

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