About Darius

Archaeologist, educator, social media influencer, traveler. Darius has lived in Rome, Italy for almost 20 years, digging, teaching, and directing the American Institute for Roman Culture. Darius collaborates with the City of Rome museums and the Italian Ministry of Culture. He is a featured lecturer for programs in historical preservation, history, archaeology, classics, new media studies, museum studies, and digital innovation.   In 2018 he led the Getty Conservation Institute's MOSAIKON seminar in Rome.  Contact him for lectures and educational projects.  For travel-related consultancy via Unlocked Rome. 

Darius is a digital influencer and cultural tastemaker.   He shares his knowledge and travel experiences on Instagram (one of Shutterstock's top 100 photographers in 2018),  Facebook, Periscope, Twitter, and in front of the camera- for TV, live streaming, online educational videos. Darius is "Periscoper of the Year 2017 WINNER (9th annual Shorty Awards) for his efforts to bring history and heritage preservation to the world.  He has ongoing collaborations with lifestyle and technology brands.  Contact him for collaboration.

Darius is an experienced TV host and expert.    He's hosting PBS' Ancient Invisible Cities on August 29, 2018!  Darius is currently filming throughout Italy Season 2 of Under Italy on Rai5!  Channel surfers regularly come across Darius in documentaries and tv series on History, National Geographic, Discovery, and Travel Channel (appearing on over 50 episodes). He's also appeared on the innovative network Curiosity Stream, and hosts his own successful live educational channel on Periscope.   Contact him for TV or livestreaming collaboration.


Follow Darius into unknown, inaccessible parts of Cairo, Athens, and Istanbul on the new PBS series Ancient Invisible Cities.  You'll explore these famous cities with Darius and the the help of stunning scanning graphics of sites and monuments. Airs August 29,2018!

Darius is filming this August and September season 2 of the popular UNDER ITALY series on RAI5.  Here's a chance to crawl through history with Darius in cities like Bologna and Palermo and brush up on your Italian!

Darius also collaborated (November 2016- May 2017) with Rome's Musei in Comune (Municipal Museums) to promote its unique 21 museums (#discoverMiC) through livestreaming, edited videos, Instameets and tweets to create engaging, accessible history.    Always check out his social media links for behind the scenes!