The Department of Science of Antiquities, with some 70 faculty members post holders, is one of the largest and most preeminent institutions in the field. We carry out research in all disciplines related to the ancient world: ancient literatures, history, epigraphy and archaeology from the Prehistory to the Middle Ages, in Europe, Africa and in the Near and Middle East. The Department admits more than 250 undergraduates, more than 150 graduate students and 20 fully funded PhD students every year.
We offer an unparalleled range of BA and MA, Phd and Specialization courses, taught in both Italian and English, covering all disciplines and aspects of the sciences of antiquity. The Department also boasts a rich research library, eight laboratories and four museums.
The Department hosts several world-leading research projects, combining tradition with methodological innovation in a stimulating and lively international environment, and organizes more than 20 archaeological missions yearly, in Italy, Europe, Africa and in the Near and Middle East.
The journals published by the Department are among the most significant publications in the field of the science of antiquities.