Professor Simon Keay explains the latest work being done to study the ports of the Roman Empire – in particular the massive site of Portus, the port of ancient Rome itself.
The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
Published in British Academy Review, Issue 14 (November 2009).
In the past two decades, the UK has been involved, along with other countries, in many military interventions. There have also been cases in which states have failed to intervene. These actions, and failures to act, have raised a range of questions. In July 2009, a British Academy Forum explored the underlying factors that have led to these interventions, the lawfulness of the use of force, the adequacy of existing international rules and institutions,
and the capacity of intervening forces to achieve change. One of the participants, Dr Dominik Zaum, discusses the issues.
The British School of Archaeology in Iraq has published five volumes in the ‘Ivories from Nimrud’ series, together with a scanned archive of these ivories. Two more volumes are in preparation, as is a computer database. Dr Georgina Herrmann FBA, Director of the Project, recounts some of the history of the ivories found at Nimrud.