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Spanish archaeologists recover Italian artistic heritage

Ricardo Olmos Director,  Spanish School of History and Archeology in Rome"Rome is a place filled with ancient history, medieval history, modern history, art history, the baroque and is an ideal place to train young researchers in this field."

Rome has always been a place of intellectual and historical reference for the richness of its libraries, archives and monuments that have  attracted tourists and students from throughout the world.

One of the most important projects of the Spanish School of History and Archeology at hand since 1994 is the Tusculum excavations. It is a city whose origins go back to 10th century BC. Currently, Spanish archaeologists are working to return it to its splendor.

Ricardo Olmos Director,  Spanish School of History and Archeology in Rome"It is at some 25 or 30 kilometers from Rome. Tusculum is a bed of great importance because it is a city that at least since seventh century BC until at least the first century, until the medieval time continues with life."

It is not the only big project the Spanish School of History and Archaelogy in Rome has completed. It collaborated with the í?cole Française of Rome in the study of the Stadium of Domitian, which today is the famous Piazza Navona. It has also collabored with the Vatican in the digitalization of more than 80,000 manuscripts from the Vatican Apostolic Library  and on a project of musicology with the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music.

Ricardo Olmos Director, Spanish School of History and Archaeology in Rome“It is the study and the music edition of Renassiance and Barroque pieces of the Sistine Chapel, of the ?Capella Sistina,? mainly of the Pope?s music.”An assignment the Spanish School of History and Archaeology has taken on for 100 years, completing it with patience and precision to discover and take care of Rome?s treasures.