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Roberta Casagrande-Kim

Roberta Casagrande-Kim is Assistant Manger of Exhibitions and Publications at the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA). Dr. Casagrande-Kim holds a B.A. in Christian Archaeology from the Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy) and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Roman Art and Archaeology from Columbia University. Curator at ISAW of Mapping and Measuring Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity and When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra, Dr. Casagrande-Kim is a specialist in Roman funerary practices and beliefs in the Afterlife, Late Antique urbanism, and Greco-Roman mapping. She has worked extensively in archaeological excavations in Italy, Israel, and Turkey, and has served as the Assistant Field Director at the Amheida excavations (Egypt) since 2010.

At ISAW she will prepare for publication a series of pictorial graffiti from the basilica in the agora of Smyrna, Turkey. Additionally, she will concentrate on the study of two excavated contexts and their associated finds from the site of Amheida: a bronze hoard from the villa of Serenos, and the complex stratigraphy pertinent to a pantry room discovered during the 2015 season in a newly investigated household (Building 10).