Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wonderful discoveries. The Portus Project revealed.

For the past ten years The Portus Project has undertaken major archaeological investigations at the ancient port of Rome.

Nearly 2,000 years ago Portus was an immense complex of graneries, warehouses, military encampments and administration blocks, with a huge palace at its centre. The study of this site has led to many discoveries which have much to tell us about life in ancient Rome.

The project is one of the first major excavations to use cutting edge technology on a regular basis. And this new technology has been vital in solving a mystery that has puzzled archaeologists for many years.

The Portus Project is an international team led by archaeologists from the University of Southampton and is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Project partners include, The British School at Rome, The University of Cambridge, and the Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeological di Ostia.

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