The Department of Classics, along with the Department of Art History & Archaeology, are happy to welcome Nicola Aravecchia to our faculty teams! Professor Aravecchia holds a Ph.D. in Art History and an M.A. in Ancient and Medieval Art & Archaeology, both from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Classical Studies from the University of Bologna. His research interests encompass the art and archaeology of Graeco-Roman and Late Antique Egypt. His current work focuses on the origins and development of Early Christian architecture in rural Egypt. Since 2005, he has been involved in archaeological projects in the Dakhla Oasis, located in the Western Desert of Upper Egypt.