Classical and Provincial-Roman Archaeology


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Title Classical and Provincial-Roman Archaeology
Period 01 / 2006 - 12 / 2009
Status Completed
Research number OND1319763
Data Supplier Website HLCS


Classical Archaeology research (Moormann, Mols) is mainly aimed at Greek and Roman architecture and interior design as well as Roman water management, all this from a cultural-historical angle. Each year, there are field work campaigns pertaining to these areas of interest(Ostia: Baths of Buticosus). In 2005, in collaboration with the staff of the Museo Nazionale Romano in Rome, Nijmegen researchers started a research project in which they examined the wall paintings from Rome and environs in the collections of this museum. As far as urban research is concerned, the emphasis is on towns in Campania (Pompeii and Herculaneum) and Latium (Rome and Ostia). An international project on grave culture will commence in Rome in 2006, in which the Nijmegen researchers will be assisted by colleagues from Rome itself, Vienna, Utrecht and Nijmegen (De Blaauw, Art History). Perception of the Roman emperor portrait (Van den Hengel) and the wool industry in the Roman world (Flohr) are the subjects of PhD research. Special attention is paid to the survival of the classical and, particularly, Pompeian heritage in European culture. The focus of Provincial-Roman Archaeology research is on two fields: the effects of the presence of the canabae legionis of the 10th legion in Nijmegen (Franzen, Van der Linden) and the layout and maintenance of the military installations on the Nether Rhine between Utrecht and Katwijk during the first and early second centuries (Chorus, Polak). Furthermore, attention is focused on the nature and intensity of the relations between the north-western provinces of the Roman Empire and the German tribes between the rivers Rhine and Oder (Erdrich). Thanks to a Veni grant, historical research into the early third century could be expanded with a numismatic component (Kemmers). Some of the activities are conducted by the Auxilia project bureau (director: Polak), which is affiliated to the Faculty of Arts.

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Project leader Dr. S.T.A.M. (Stephan) Mols
Project leader Prof.dr. E.M. (Eric) Moormann
Project leader Dr. M. Polak


D34100 Antiquity
D37000 Archaeology

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