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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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Roman maritime law

Roman maritime law

 

Roman law is the finest monument that Rome bequeathed to Western Europe....

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Sullecthum (Salakta)

Sullecthum (Salakta)

In the Sahel, in the Tunisian province of Madhia, we find by the sea the small town of Salakta....

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Colonia Julia ad Turrem Libisonis

Colonia Julia ad Turrem Libisonis

.....probably founded by Julius Ceasar around 46 BC, was located in the north-west of Sardinia.

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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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