Dear all.

The reason we haven’t yet added any menu called “Campaign 2017” with sub-chapters of different subjects, is because the campaign of 2017 contained so many interesting finds and observations that it have taken some time to comprehend it all. We have and are therefore working on the meaning of it, before we can narrow it down to understandable sentences in a chapter on this website. We know that the last chapter of 2016 ends with “upcoming chapters”, but we are still working on these.

The campaigns of 2016 and 2017 were conducted in the same 5 X 5 metres trench involving a large marble deposit preserved on top, and we may therefore combine both years in the same chapters, menus and interpretations. Thus, we are now working with two years of campaigns from the exact same area, where the campaign of 2017 stratigraphically was deeper. Hence, we can now combine the finds of 2016 with the discoveries of 2017, which provides us and you with a more coherent picture and story of the room and the forum of Ostia in generel.

This post has just been made to clarify the above mentioned, and to inform you that this website is still very much up to date, and we are very much active in the pursuit of the history of the Ostian Forum.

Articles online

It is now possible to download articles on our website. Check them out under Publications.

It has to be noted that due to copyright of some of the articles, we are not able to make them accesible. However, the majority of them are accesible, so feel free to download and study the articles.

‘Axel Gering and Undine Lieberwirth: 3D GIS in archaeology – a micro-scale analysis’ is online

The lecture ‘3D GIS in archaeology – a micro-scale analysis’ held at the Excellence Cluster TOPOI (Dahlem) the 1st of November 2016 is available online thanks to Digital Classicist Berlin. Check it here!

It is a resumé of some technical and archaeological aspects of the 2011 campaign with Undine Lieberwirth’s 3D-visualisation and Axel Gering’s archaeological interpretations.


Presentation of Ostia-Forum-Project 23rd of March 2017

Axel Gering will present the Ostia-Forum-Project and its latest results at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Thursday the 23rd March 2017 at 19.00 o’clock.

The presentation is titled: “Die Ausgrabungen in Ostia: Von alten Tempeln, Küchen und neue Perspektiven in der Archäologie”, and will be held in room 2094, organised by the Stiftung Humboldt-Universität (SHU).

Ph.d. student of OFP: Daniel Damgaard

Daniel Damgaard will, from Monday the 17th of October, commence a Ph.d. at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Winckelmann-Institut für Archäologie, through a scholarship with the Ostia-Forum-Project.

His project is titled “The Forum of Ostia. Architectural changes in a diachronic perspective with regards to the furnishing.”