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POLITECNICO DI MILANO
|Coordinator Country||Italy [IT]|
|Total cost||1˙994˙932 €|
|EC max contribution||1˙994˙932 € (100%)|
1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
|Duration (year-month-day)||from 2016-09-01 to 2021-08-31|
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|1||POLITECNICO DI MILANO||IT (MILANO)||coordinator||1˙549˙459.00|
|2||UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II||IT (NAPOLI)||participant||445˙473.00|
The scope of LIFE is to offer a complete set of archaeological and environmental data to be used to investigate Late Roman settlements along frontier desert areas and to reconstruct the underlying strategy to control the empire’s desert edges. The case study is the chain of Late Roman fortified settlements that punctuate the Kharga Oasis (Egypt’s Western Desert), that in the Fourth Century represented a portion of the southern boundary of the empire. All these sites, located in a remote and harsh environment, share the same architectural features and are endowed with similar agricultural installations, thus suggesting the existence of a highly motivated large-scale strategy of occupation of the region. A detailed study of Umm al-Dabadib, the best-preserved site, will produce a consistent set of criteria to be applied to the analysis of its less-preserved companions. In turn, a comprehensive study of these self-contained and self-sufficient settlements with a strong military flavour will allow a reconstruction of the Late Roman strategy of control over the desert routes that met in this oasis, and will offer an important contribution to the debate on the defence of the empire’s borders in the historical period from Diocletian to Constantine and beyond to the end of the Fourth Century. The sites will be studied using a combination of classic and innovative investigation techniques: 3D survey of the architectural remains, archaeological excavation of specific portions of both the built-up areas and the agricultural systems, archaeobotanical analyses, ceramic studies, analyses of satellite images, all carried out within the wider frame of an environmental study of the area and a historical analysis of the textual sources. The dissemination will take place both through the usual channels (publications on paper) and through an innovative information system accessible to scholars all over the world, which will fully exploit the potential of the latest survey technique.
|year||authors and title||journal||last update|
Egyptian cubits and Late Roman architecture: the design of the forts of the Kharga Oasis (Egypt)
published pages: , ISSN: 2164-1471, DOI:
|ISAW Papers 16||2019-10-08|
ARISTOTLEâ€™S MIRROR: COMBINING DIGITAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE
published pages: 1025-1029, ISSN: 2194-9034, DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-xlii-2-w11-1025-2019
|ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences XLII-2/W11||2019-08-29|
Corinna Rossi, Francesco Fassi, Cristiana Achille
\'LIFE Project: evolution of survey techniques along the border of the Roman Empire\'
published pages: 95-9, ISSN: , DOI:
|Proceedings of the IMEKO International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Turin (Italy), October 19-21, 2016||2019-06-18|
Corinna Rossi, Giulio Magli
â€˜Wind, Sand and Water: the Orientation of the Late Roman Forts in the Kharga Oasis (Egyptian Western Desert)â€™
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
|G. Magli, E. Antonello, J. A. Belmonte and A. CÃ©sar GonzÃ¡lez-GarcÃa (eds.), Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World||2019-06-18|
Fausta Fiorillo, Corinna Rossi
3D survey and metric analysis of the Late Roman Fort of Umm al-Dabadib (Egypt)
published pages: 57, ISSN: 2221-870X, DOI: 10.21014/acta_imeko.v7i3.590
|ACTA IMEKO 7/3||2019-08-29|
Paolo Del Vesco, Christian Greco, Miriam MuÌˆller, Nico Staring, Lara Weiss, Valentina Gasperini, Corinna Rossi, Alice Salvador, Ali Jelene Scheers, Sarah Schrader, Nicholas Warner
Current Research of the Leiden-Turin Archaeological Mission in Saqqara. A Preliminary Report on the 2018 Season
published pages: , ISSN: 2611-3295, DOI: 10.29353/rime.2019.2236
|Rivista del Museo Egizio 3||2019-08-29|
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