What is Ancient Rome Live?

Ancient Rome Live is a free educational learning platform for students, teachers, travelers and history lovers that presents Rome, its urban development, its monuments, the cities of its vast empire and many special topics. Ancient Rome Live covers more than 3000 years of Rome’s history:
  • Origins
  • Republic
  • Imperial
  • Late Antique
  • Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Fascist
  • Contemporary capital of Italy

How you can learn about Ancient Rome:

  • Video
  • Text
  • Photo
  • Podcast
  • Livestream


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Our Mission

To provide unique access to ancient Rome, its empire, and its legacy. To serve as an educational forum to explore:

  • Architecture, engineering, artistic legacy
  • Multiculturalism and migration
  • Economics
  • Food and agriculture
  • Cultural continuity and evolution over 3000 years
  • Ancient religions
  • Heritage preservation


The American Institute for Roman Culture has been active in Rome for over 17 years with teaching and excavations and heritage preservation initiatives. In the past five years AIRC have become a real online leader on various social media platforms, amplified by Darius Arya’s international tv hosting and collaborations with the city of Rome, museums of the city of Rome, national superintendency, MiBACT, and a robust amount of travel throughout Italy and throughout the Roman Empire. These accumulated experiences and travels have become the content on Rome and Empire that we share on Ancient Rome Live.


We are always lookings for talented and ambitious volunteers to join our team and help create more original content. Get in touch today:



We are a a certified 501(C)3 US non-profit organization registered in the United States, EIN 22-3885181, and rely on donations to create our projects. Consider sponsoring us with a tax-deductable donation today: