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3DVisA Index of 3D Projects: Archaeology

Portus, Rome

The project produced a virtual reality model of Portus, the port of Imperial Rome. The project was carried out by the Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton and funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council grant under the Research Dissemination Scheme. It was also assisted by the Soprintendenza di Beni Archeologici di Ostia and the British School at Rome; as well as the Duke Sforza Cesarini on whose estate the Portus site is located.

[More information will be provided in due course.]

Project dates: 2005

Resource status: A demonstration of the models is available on the project's website.


Research, photographs and plans: Simon Keay, Martin Millett, Kris Strutt and Lidia Paroli; VR design and modeling: Heather Papworth with the collaboration of Dr Graeme Earl and Simon Keay, all at the Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton. Julian Whitewright provided guidance on the visualisation of the boat and the ship. Website design and content: Heather Papworth and Yuewei Zhang.

Sources and further details:

The project website.

Record compiled by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel. Last updated: 11 September 2006.

3DVisA gratefully acknowledges the help of ...... with preparation of this record.

University of Southampton and 3DVisA, 2006.

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