Marina De Franceschini: Archaeology and Archaeoastronomy in Ancient Roman Buildings

Join us for a riveting presentation by Marina De Franceschini, archaeologist and independent researcher who will be joining us virtually LIVE from Italy on Saturday, December 4, at 11 am PT. Moderated by Civita Institute Board member Iole Alessandrini, the presentation will highlight her discovery of Archaeoastronomy in the Pantheon in Rome: the extraordinary Arc and the Square of Light, which provides a new way of understanding the function and symbolic meaning of this ancient marvel. Over the centuries, the Pantheon in Rome has been ransacked, shuttered, used as a fortress and a church. It has suffered earthquakes and floods, yet has survived intact and today, after more than two thousand years, the Pantheon remains one of Italy's most viewed monuments from antiquity, with more than 7 million visitors a year.

Join us for this final presentation in our 40th Anniversary Celebration series, moderated by Civita Institute Board Member Iole Alessandrini. 

Special Student and Academic Programs Admission!

Because of the valuable educational content of Marina's presentations, the Civita Institute is offering a special admission rate of $25.00 to students (high school level and above) to join us on Dec 4th.

AND—for a donation of $125.00, Academic Program Coordinators and Faculty Members will receive 5 admissions to the Dec 4 LIVE event PLUS unlimited access to the post-production recording to share with their classes. Select "Academic Programs" when registering and be sure to send us the email addresses of 5 participants.


Admission to the Dec 4 online event

Admission to the Dec 4 online event, and our thanks for your continued support!

Join us! Your registration gives you admission to the Dec 4 Online Event PLUS a 1-yr membership to the Civita Institute. Read more about our Membership benefits here.

trationAcademic admission, available to high schools, colleges and other academic institutions, includes 5 admissions to our Dec 4 live online event PLUS unlimited access to the post event recording to share with classes.

• Recognition as a Named Sponsor for our Dec 4 event
• Sponsor listing on our website
• 2 one-year memberships to the Civita Institute*
• 2 admissions to the Dec 4 event*
• PLUS a 3-night stay benefit at our historic Civita Institute facilities* 

* Stay benefits must be used within 3 years. Memberships, event admissions and Stay benefits may be gifted to others (minimum 3-night stay; scheduling subject to availability).

You wll be prompted for Guest information when registering. Please be sure to include Guest(s) emails when registering so they can receive the Zoom link for the event.