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Virginia Sommella

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Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

Virginia Sommella in a PhD candidate in history at the University of Bilkent, Ankara. She holds a bachelor’s degree in archaeology of Roman provinces from the University of Naples L’Orientale and a master’s degree in Byzantine archaeology from the University of Siena. She researches the Ṭūr ‘Abdīn region, located in the southeastern corner of modern Turkey, in a period extending from the fourth century to the 640s. The aim of her study is to investigate the linkage between the local monastic pattern and the Limes Orientalis’s administrative and defensive systems.