About Darius

He has lived in Rome, Italy for almost 18 years.  From studying Latin and Greek in high school, to exploring Italy as and undergrad, to researching for his PhD, to living and digging and teaching with the American Institute for Roman Culture (which he directs), he has come to know ancient Rome and its empire in intimate terms.

He's happy to share his experiences online, on Instagram (featured by Shutterstock at top 100 photographers to follow in world),  Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Periscope, and in front of the camera- for TV, live streaming, online educational videos.

Darius was just nominated for a SHORTY AWARD for PERISCOPER OF THE YEAR.   If you'd like to support Darius' efforts in online education through his live streaming, please read more and vote HERE.

2017 is shaping up to be great year.  He's already filmed in London for Blink Films.  He's launching his FREE online course in late January;  take a look and sign up!  Last year, his international travel took him to Croatia,  Japan and Athens (featured in the Guardian Travel on Instagram).  Stay tuned for future travel! He became the host of Under Italy on Rai5 (Italy's national culture channel), with episodes available online.   Darius is also collaborating over the next six months with Rome's Musei in Comune (Municipal Museums) to promote its unique 21 museums (#DiscoverMiC) through livestreaming, edited videos, and tweets to create engaging, accessible history.


Preserving the past

Colosseum, Flavian amphitheater, AD 70-80


50 meters


41.8902° N, 12.4922° E

The restoration of the world's most famous iconic ancient monument has jump-started private sponsorship in Italy. Now we need to measure its effect on lesser known/ unlisted sites.