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Amphora Types According to Dressel __ "This table for dating amphoras is taken from Heinrich Dressel: Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, band XV, Berlin 1899. The table mainly covers Roman types." - illustrated - From Nordic Underwater Archaeology -

Ancient Vienne __ Website about a beautiful, ancient Roman city. - photos and other illustrations - From Mission de la recherche et de la technologie -

Association for Roman Archaeology __ Learn about the organization, membership requirements, goals and accomplishments. - illustrated - From - 


BBC - History - Archaeology and Ancient History - Roman __ A good overview of Roman influence in Britain. "Lasting from AD 43 to 410, Roman rule left a lasting physical mark on Britain - Hadrian's Wall, Fosse Way, Burgh Castle and villas at Chedworth, Fishbourne and Keynsham name but a few key sites. Less visible but perhaps more enduring traces of Roman rule can be found in our language, our culture and even the way we think." - well illustrated - From BBC -

Brading Roman Villa __ "Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Romano-British archaeological sites in the UK."  Marvelous website loaded with information. - illustrated - From -

Category:Roman archaeology __ Listing of articles related to Roman archaeology found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia -

The Corinth Computer Project __ "Founded by Julius Caesar in 44 B.C., the Roman colony of Corinth, Colonia Laus Iulia Corinthiensis was layed out virtually on top of the former Greek city that had been destroyed by the Roman consul Lucius Mummius in 146 B.C." - research reports - photos and other illustrations - From the University of Pennsylvania -
Djemila, Algeria __ "With Djemila, Algeria is a strong contendor of having the greatest Roman ruins of North Africa. While the ruin area in itself is not one of the largest, it is often well preserved, and the adjoining museum, is virutally packed with excellent mosaics,- mosaics that so often else have been transported to national museums far away. Altogether, Djemila stands out as one of the best preserved Roman ruins of North Africa." This is an overview of the area. - map - From Tore Kjeilen -

Frames - page heading, Welcome to Roman Ceramics __ "These pages are for the advanced student. Navigate through this site as you would through your own files -- it is a basic 'tree" navigation. - illustrated - From R÷misch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum -

Hadrians Wall, Extent of the Roman Empire __ "One of the greatest monuments to the power - and limitations - of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall ran for 73 miles across open country. " - illustrated - From About Scotland -

Lacus Curtius: Into the Roman World __ You will find Bill Thayer's long-standing website on all things Roman, Lacus Curtius just moved to the University of Chicago's webserver. - From -


Lepics Magna __ The Roman Empire in Africa - "Lepics Magna is one of the best preserved and most significant Roman cities in Africa." - photos, excavation information -

Pompeii Forum Project __ Documentation of the architecture and decoration of the Pompeii Forum. - photos and other illustrations -

Potsherd - Roman pottery - Introduction __ " This is a collection of pages on pottery and ceramics in archaeology, principally of the Roman period (1st cent. BC - 5th cent. AD) in Britain and western Europe." Actually it is a lot more than that. One of the best pottery sites online. - illustrated - From Paul Tyers -

Roman Archaeology __ A collection of illustrated news articles about roman archaeology. - illustrated - From -

Roman archaeology in Britain __ Here are annotated resources for many sites in Britain. - From - 


Roman Bearsden __ Not much archaeological information but a good photo essay of the ruins of Roman Bearsden. - illustrated - From By the Banks of the River Clyde -

Roman Empire - Archaeology of Ancient Rome __ You will find many resources and links. - From -

Roman Gask Project __ The Gask Ridge project is being conducted to investigate the Roman fortifications including Hadrian's Wall, in Scotland. Several reports and articles. - illustrated - From -

ROMARCH: Roman Art and Archaeology __ "The ROMARCH home page is the original crossroads for Web resources on the art and archaeology of Italy and the Roman provinces, ca. 1000 BC - AD 700."  Many resources and links. - From -   


Stanford Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project __ Learn about efforts to reconstruct an ancient map of the city of Rome. "This enormous map, measuring ca. 18.10 x 13 meters (ca. 60 x 43 feet), was carved between 203-211 CE and covered an entire wall inside the Templum Pacis in Rome. It depicted the groundplan of every architectural feature in the ancient city, from large public monuments to small shops, rooms, and even staircases." - illustrated - From Stanford University -

Via Aurelia: The Roman Empire's Lost Highway __ "French amateur archaeologist Bruno Tassan fights to preserve a neglected 2,000-year-old ancient interstate in southern Provence"  A news article. - From -

Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina (Photo Archive) __ "The Villa Romana del Casale is located about 5km outside the town of Piazza Armerina. It is the richest, largest and most complex collection of late Roman mosaics in the world. The Villa Romana del Casale is a UNESCO World Heritage Site." Read about the history of the villa and the archaeological research which has taken place there. You will also view a magnificent collection of slides. - photos - By RenÚ Seindal -

Vindolanda Tablets Online __ This  is an online edition of the Vindolanda writing tablets, excavated from the Roman fort at Vindolanda in northern England. - From - 


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