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Roman Ports is a non-profit organisation that seeks to promote ancient Roman ports in two ways: by making them better known and through funding. This site is therefore intended for a broad public: for anyone interested in Roman antiquity, for people reading at home or tourists as they travel around. The site is designed for both schoolchildren and their teachers.
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Kaunos, port city of 'Green People'

Kaunos, port city of 'Green People'

.....the city has docks and a harbour that can be closed.

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Ariminum

Ariminum

.....And Ariminum has a port and a river of the same name.

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All rivers lead to Rome

All rivers lead to Rome

.....rivers were the arteries of the Roman Empire...........

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The Roman Servus

The Roman Servus

Let deserving slaves sit down so that they may stand up free...........

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Massilia, “La Cité Phocéenne"

Massilia, “La Cité Phocéenne

There are several legends about the origins of Massalia (Roman Marseille) ...........

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