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Free lecture at the Deering Estate "Rome's Beauty, History and Archaeology"

MIAMI (January 24, 2017)

In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate presents a free lecture on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. The lecture on Thursday, February 9th is "Rome's Beauty, History and Archaeology" with Mario Ferrante. Lectures are held in the Visitor Center Theatre at the Deering Estate and are free & open to the public.

About the lecture
Rome, the "Eternal City" has been a sacred place and an internationally important city since ancient times. Rome's history extends nearly 2,800 years, during which time it has been the seat of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Empire, the Papal States, The Kingdom of Italy and The Italian Republic. All this leads us to discover a fascinating wealth of history and archaeology, which will be presented in an interesting and informative slide presentation by Professor Ferrante.

Mario Ferrante has over 25 years of experience as a science museum curator of Natural History and archaeological artifacts. His lecturing experience includes teaching at Nova University, Florida International University and Miami Dade College. Born in Vienna, Austria, he speaks fluent English, Spanish, German and Italian. He is a cultural historian, explorer, world traveler and excellent photographer.

About the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida
The Archaeological Society of Southern Florida (ASSF) was established in 1949. The ASSF operates as a non-profit, volunteer organization which acts as a support mechanism for the office of the Miami-Dade County Archaeologist, serves as a focal point for local archaeology enthusiasts and professionals in the field, and helps to promote knowledge and appreciation of native archaeological and historical sites in the South Florida area.

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided Historic House & Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida.