Amphora Graveyard of Monte Testaccio
- This project is examining the following period[s] : Roman
Heralded as one of the most important research programs about Roman epigraphy, economy and commerce today, Monte Testaccio combines the efforts of two universities and ArchaeoSpain to process the pottery shards from an artificial mount created by centuries of discarded amphorae, many of which still bear the markings of the contents and the exporters who transported them.
Once an ancient pottery dump, Monte Testaccio is now one of the largest archives of Roman commerce in the world. This summer we celebrate 10 years working with the Testaccio crew.
Those who join us will participate in all aspects of this project, including artefact recovery, cataloguing and restoration. There will also be a few after-work lectures on the research and a workshop on drawing pottery.
Monte Testaccio is located in the southern part of modern Rome near the Tiber River. Our neighbourhood is close to the historical centre, but without the chaos of people and traffic.
Those who join us will participate in all aspects of this project: Artifact washing, cataloguing, and restoration. There will also be a few after-work lectures on the research and a workshop on drawing pottery. And the city of Rome offers unlimited options for classical world enthusiasts. There will be many opportunities during the program for participants to enjoy the city, from its busy cafes and restaurants to all the historical sites.
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- Director/ Project Organiser: Dr. Jose Remesal and Dr. Jose Blazquez
- Organisation or Institution: ArchaeoSpain
- Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 - 15 September 2013
Participants will stay at a two-star hotel a short walk from Monte Testaccio and at the base of the Aventine Hill, sharing double rooms with an en-suite bathroom.
Single rooms may be an option if the participant is willing to bear the additional cost. Please contact us for more information.
We will have a continental breakfast at the hotel before work, and then eat lunch and dinner at local cafeterias and restaurants. The Testaccio area abounds with home-style eateries and some excellent pizza.