A Ph.D. archaeologist and historian, Darius Arya has led excavations and taught university programs in Italy for 17 over years. He’s a Fulbright scholar, fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and guest scholar of Getty Conservation Institute. He directs the American Institute for Roman Culture and its online learning platform Ancient Rome Live.
Darius has rappelled down caverns, explored underground churches, wells and lost temples. He’s crawled through some of the world’s oldest ancient sewers in his quest for history, discovery, and answering questions about the past.
He’s appeared as expert or host for 15 years on History, National Geographic, Discovery. Smithsonian, PBS, Italy’s Rai5, and more, for more than 50 episodes. Darius is one of the few American Ph.D. archaeology experts on TV today, creating consistently accessible, engaging conversations.
Darius works with international organizations such as Getty Museum, Getty Conservation Institute, Italian superintendencies and museums, Italian Ministry of Culture, Museum Week, ICOMOS, and a number of corporate brands.