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Excavation

  • Sinagoga
  • Ostia antica
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  • Italy
  • Latium
  • Rome
  • Rome

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Season

    • In 2001 the Department of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin received a five-year permit from the Soprintendenza of Ostia Antica to study the ancient synagogue and its urban environment. Discovered in 1961, the synagogue was originally excavat... Read More
    • In 2002 an OSAMP team comprising 14 student workers and 5 senior staff members returned to the area to conduct a masonry analysis of IV.17.1-3.

      Working in teams of two or three, the OSAMP staff assembled a detailed catalogue, including architectural dr

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    • Having analyzed the masonry of IV.17.1.1-3 and IV.15.1-2 during the previous season, the team returned to record other evidence for the uses of opus mixtum A, B, and C at Ostia. The purpose of this season was to document techniques used in dated, or data... Read More
    • In 2004 the team began a study of all remains unearthed during the 1961-1963 excavations of IV.17.1-2. None of this material has been published or analyzed in any systematic way. Relevant entries in the Giornali di Scavo were consulted to shed light on the... Read More
    • OSMAP opened several strategic trenches (= ‘T’) in 2005 (T2-7). The goals were four-fold: (1) to reveal the extent of the ancient walls beneath the surface of the soil; (2) to document the masonry techniques used in the construction of these walls, where a... Read More
    • OSMAP opened several strategic trenches (= ‘T’) in 2007 (T8-14). The goals of T10-11 and T13-14 reprised objectives from 2005. Other trenches explored questions about later habitation phases in the synagogue (T12); and investigated features no longer visib... Read More
    • All archival material from the 1961-63 excavations was analyzed and catalogued. The majority of the ceramics have now been dated between the fourth and the end of the sixth century C.E (anfore Dressel 23, Late Roman 3, Keay LII and others). It is clear tha... Read More
    • Three regions were studied: (1) the exterior north wall of building 1, outside rooms 7, 11, and 14; (2) the hall of the synagogue, IV.17.1.14; and (3) the area in and around room IV.17.1.18, including its adjacent corridor, IV.17.2.10.

      Two trenches were

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    • In 2010, we continued with preparation for formal publication of materials from the 1960s excavations of the synagogue. We also completed the analysis of the ceramics and faunal remains from previous OSMAP excavation seasons. With these analyses complete, ... Read More
    • The five trenches (= T) excavated in 2011 (T18b Extension, T22-T25) revealed a greater number of surfaces and more sealed loci than all other excavation seasons combined.

      T18b (2009) was located north of IV.17.1 facing the Via Severiana. In 2011, we r

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    • The 2012 season marked our final large-scale excavations at the synagogue. Nine trenches (=T) were excavated in areas at least partially undisturbed by the 1960s campaigns in order both to better understand the stratigraphy of the present buildings and to... Read More
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  • 500 AD