Patrizio Pensabene is Professor of Classical Archaeology at La Sapienza University of Rome since 1991, where he coordinates the PhD in Classical Archaeology. He directed the excavations of the Sanctuary of Magna Mater in Rome and of the mediaeval settlement on the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina. He has worked mainly on the architecture, marble and architectural decoration of the Roman period and on the use of architectural remains in late antiquity and the mediaeval period. He has written books and articles on the Temple of Saturn, the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Janus, Norman architecture, spolia in southern Italy and Sicily and, more recently, the Palatine Chapel in Palermo, the cathedral of Aquileia and, finally, the Basilica of S. Salvatore at Spoleto.


Patrizio Pensabene, "Architectural Spolia and Urban Transformation in Rome from the Fourth to the Thirteenth Century", in: Stefan Altekamp, Carmen Marcks-Jacobs and Peter Seiler (Eds.), Perspektiven der Spolienforschung 2. Zentren und Konjunkturen der Spoliierung, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017, 177–233