Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ostia Excavations 2009

Source : LT-ANTIQ. See also on Twitter : OstiaAnticaDig. Photo : Ostia with Google Earth.

During the month of September a team from the University of Kent and Humboldt University of Berlin will be excavating at the ancient city of Ostia, port of Rome, focusing on the foro della statua eroica and the palaistra of the forum baths.

You can follow our progress on-line at We hope particularly to focus on the early medieval occupation of the area and also on the last repairs to the paving.

Best wishes

Luke Lavan,


Dr Luke Lavan
Lecturer in Archaeology,
Classical and Archaeological Studies,
School of European Culture and Languages,
Cornwallis North West,
University of Kent,
Kent CT2 7NF.