Paul Roberts

Dr Paul Roberts is the Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford University.  

He studied at the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield and Oxford and lived in Italy for several years, in Milan, Rome and Naples. He has excavated in Britain, Greece, Libya, Turkey and in particular Italy, where he directs excavations in the Sabine hills near Rome and near Campobasso in Molise. His research focuses on the  day-to-day lives of ordinary people in the Greek and Roman worlds, and he has written books on Roman daily life, Roman cameo Glass, Roman Emperors, and Roman art.

From 1994 and 2014 he was Roman Curator in the Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum, where he curated the exhibition "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" (2013). At the  Ashmolean he co-curated the exhibition   Storms, War and Shipwrecks:  Sicily and the Sea – June-September 2016) telling the history of Sicily through shipwreck finds around the island.  He is now curating 'Last Supper in Pompeii' (July 2019 - January 2020).

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