Category Archives: Trips

The funerary complex of Djoser in Saqqara

Hi everyone!

Despite being an Egyptologist, I just realized I never published anything related to Egypt on this blog, so it was high time I remedied the deficiency and wrote about something Egyptological (using my own photographs).

This post is about the site of Saqqara, northwest of Memphis and not far from Cairo. It is famous for hosting the first pyramid built in Egypt, namely the step-pyramid of king Djoser (ca. 2667 to 2648 BC), who was the second king of the Third Dynasty.

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Vedi Napoli e poi…enjoy it! Part 3 – Park of Vergil’s tomb

Hi all,

This post will be archaeological, but also a bit of literature in it, because I will talk you about, and I will show you images of (see also the embedded video), the Park of Vergil’s tomb in Naples, taken by me in 2013. Continue reading Vedi Napoli e poi…enjoy it! Part 3 – Park of Vergil’s tomb

Naples and The Netherlands – 6 striking differences

It’s two years that I’ve been living in the Netherlands. For the past year, I’ve been working on my PhD. I’ve (almost) got used to life here, but, as it always happens when you go to live in another country other than your own, the beginning wasn’t easy and there are some differences that, for better or for worse, I had to get used to. In a few words, today’s post will be about the six differences between Naples, where I was born and raised, and the Netherlands that I find striking.

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Vedi Napoli e poi…enjoy it! Part 2- Herculaneum

This is my second post on beautiful things to see in Naples; this time I write about something very archaeological. Indeed, the topic today is the archaeological site of Herculaneum (Ercolano in Italian), near Naples, and I have attached the first of two videos based on photos that I took at the site.

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Vedi Napoli e poi… enjoy it! Part 1 – I Decumani

This is the first post on my blog; I’m so excited! As you can see on my About page, I’m from Naples. My city is famous, of course (!), for the pizza and for the songs and for the Vesuvius, and also for the many problems that, as in every big city, you can face there.

But there’s way more to it than this, Naples is a city with a long, uninterrupted history dating back to the ancient Greeks, and I want to show you the beautiful monuments and cultural stuff that you can visit there.

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