Starting the Portus Limen project

RIMG2554: Fiumicino, Rome. Imagine this as one of the many quays around the Roman Mediterranean on a beautiful calm day to set sail in summer…
RIMG2554: Fiumicino, Rome. Imagine this as one of the many quays around the Roman Mediterranean on a beautiful calm day to set sail in summer…

The Portus Limen project is just beginning and it promises to be very exciting! I have worked on the Portus Project since 2006 helping to arrange the excavation, supervising finds, recording the buildings and organising the survey data. I have illustrated a range of papers and web pages and the discussions for the layout of the port and the size and shape of the buildings have been really mind stretching and fascinating. My new role in the Portus Limen project is as the Project Manager and illustrator. I am looking forward to seeing the team work together to explore the maritime infrastructure of the Mediterranean!

Helping all the members of the team to talk to each other is going to be a challenge – the first task is creating a point where everyone has access to email addresses and information about the collaborators and the sites we are studying. No mean feat when so many institutions are involved!

I am looking forward to meeting all the members of the team in the future – and I am in awe that so many of them can work on an academic project in a foreign language. We have not recruited our epigraphic PhD students yet, and they will need Latin and Greek as well as English and French! It is a truly international project.

Fiumicino Beach, Rome. The Mediterranean showing a different character…
Fiumicino Beach, Rome. The Mediterranean showing a different character…

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