Arianna Sacco was born and raised in Naples, in Southern Italy. She is an Egyptologist with a BA (2007) and an MA (2009) in Archaeology, with a specialized curriculum for Egypt, from L’Orientale University in Naples. She has a second MA (2012) in Interdisciplinary Approaches to History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology from the University of Thessaly in Volos (Greece).
She’s currently working on her PhD at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where she deals with the material culture of the Second Intermediate Period. She also works as a freelance teacher of Italian and modern Greek, giving private lessons to students and making informative YouTube videos about Italian language and culture. In addition, she works as a translator (English-Italian and Dutch-Italian).
The last king of Egypt’s New Kingdom managed to stave off threats from without before being brought down by a conspiracy from within.
Ancient Egypt had periods of political instability, in which different factions vied for control, not unlike the drama seen in Game of Thrones.
The tomb of the Roman poet Virgil (70–19 BC) is located in Naples. Today, the tomb forms the centre of a park created in Virgil’s honour.
An in-depth look at the tomb of prince Paraherwenemef, a son of Ramesses III, in the Valley of the Queens.
Located not far from Naples are the impressive remains of the villa that once belonged to Nero’s wife, Poppaea Sabina.
A quick look at a number of ancient, marble statues belonging to a collection once owned by Elisabetta Farnese.