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Portus Limen Seminar on Roman Maritime Law

Portus Limen Seminar Series Tuesday 8th March 2016, 16.00h Building 65b (building next to Highfield Road), Room1005 (Maritime Lab) Rome‚Äôs Mediterranean Ports Project, hosted by the Archaeology Department, is delighted to announce two visiting speakers on the subject of Roman Maritime Law at the revised date of 8th March 2016 Dr. Paul J. du Plessis, Edinburgh Law School Roman maritime law: navigating mare nostrum. Continue reading →

Portus Limen in the Eagle Conference 2016 (La Sapienza, Rome)

Portus Limen in the Eagle Conference 2016 (La Sapienza, Rome) By¬†Emilia Mataix Ferr√°ndiz   The poster entitled: Bridging the gap: linking commercial epigraphy and Roman law shows the work of two databases linked and developed in the core of the Portus Limen project. Digital research has moved well beyond the stage of pilot projects; it is a mature discipline bringing contributions to its own field and others, most notably Classical epigraphy, Ancient history and archaeology. Continue reading →

Portus Limen in La Vanguardia

Un port sota la pla√ßa Catalunya's leading daily newspaper La Vanguardia has published today an article about the current fieldwork of the Rome‚Äôs Mediterranean Ports team in Tarragona (Spain). This article entitled ‚ÄúUn port sota la pla√ßa‚ÄĚ (A port under the square) explains to the¬†readers the aims and the methodology used by our team in an urban context. Continue reading →

Geophysical survey at Tarragona

Geophysical survey at Tarragona, and the constraints of modern urban areas Over the past few months of field survey, work has swung around to a series of projects lined to Roman ports in the Mediterranean. In June and July I headed back for a season of excavations at Portus, and in August and September geophysical survey at the site of Ephesus in Turkey (more on this in a future post). Continue reading →

The port-city of Delos and its commercial cityscape

Portus Limen Seminar Series 10th november¬†2015 5:00 pm University of Southampton, Computer Lab, room 3043, building 65a, Avenue Campus   The port-city of Delos and its commercial cityscape By Dr. Mantha Zarmakoupi (University of Birmingham)   This paper focuses on the port facilities and commercial infrastructures of Delos to address the ties between economic change and urban growth. Continue reading →