Federica CILIO

ucl, research assistant

Federica’s degrees in Classical archaeology and special interest in Roman frontiers in the Middle East led her to further real-life travels where she became increasingly interested in the charm of the unknown. The mystery of untapped knowledge and undiscovered countries that are the past led her to explore through remote sensing the cultures and traditions of the Silk Roads. Her penchant for the road less travelled results in hours of walking and snorkelling until her ‘fingers turn spongy’. We all agree with her motto: stay positive, there is a solution for everything.

Check out a 2021 article co-authored with Marco Nebbia and Bobomullo Bobomulloev ‘Spatial risk assessment and the protection of cultural heritage in southern Tajikistan‘ just published Open-Access in the Journal of Cultural Heritage.

In 2022 Federica made her first trip to Central Asia with the CAAL team and wrote up her experiences. Read Federica’s Kyrgyzstan Travelogue to see how things went.