From The Clarion Ledger:
Seven University of Mississippi students recently participated in an educational trip of a lifetime, five weeks of learning in Rome and helping with an archaeological dig at a site that dates to about 600 B.C.
The multi-year excavation project is organized by the University of Michigan and the University of Calabria. Hilary Becker, Ole Miss assistant professor of classics, took the students to the Area Sacra di S. Omobono archaeological field school.
The students dug near the Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill. The excavation site was utilized as a Roman sanctuary that remained in use for more than 800 years. It was eventually transformed into Christian churches, the latest of which still stands.