Vestiges of the ‘Roman Lisbon’ originate a network of 350 archaeological sites

The project ‘Lisboa Romana-Felicitas Iulia Olisipo’, which involves archaeological sites in 21 municipalities, and 96 researchers from five universities, foresees the creation of a network of public and private entities was presented this Wednesday at the Teatro Romano in Lisbon.

‘Lisboa Romana-Felicitas Iulia Olisipo’ provides for the creation of a metropolitan network in the Lisbon region, which includes, in addition to the capital’s county, 20 other municipalities, as well as public and private entities, and identified 350 Roman archaeological sites the interactive map on the website and the mobile app that accompanies the project.

It extends in phases until 2024, and aims to enhance knowledge from the scientific and tourist point of view of the ‘Lisbon Roman’ – the city Felicitas Iulia Olisipo – explains the dossier of presentation of the Lisbon Chamber.

The museopolisation of crypto topic at Rua da Conceição in Lisbon is one of the objectives of the project, which includes exhibitions, conferences, scripts, among other initiatives and, “in the long term, the creation of an International Network connecting cities with presence of these vestiges, in all the extension of the old Roman Empire, of Portugal to Israel “.

In addition to the 350 archaeological sites, ‘Lisboa Roman’ will identify nine research lines, involving 96 specialists from different archeology, sociology, and anthropology, from research centers at the universities of Aveiro, Coimbra, Lisbon, Évora, Nova de Lisboa , the University Institute Egas Moniz, as well as five private companies of archeology.

As for its development, between 2020 and 2021, it is planned to open the Cryptoportico and Interpretive Center to the public, and the QR code marking of some places in the city and the metropolitan area “that can transport visitors for digital platforms “.

The operation of routes in the metropolitan area and the launch of gastronomic products are also other actions planned for the next two years.

For 2021 and 2024, the objectives are to hold a large exhibition on the Roman city, and an international congress, aimed at “the constitution or adherence to International Networks of a specific scientific and patrimonial nature“.

It is also planned to publish Epigraphic Corpus, which will update the information compiled and published in 1944, by the historian and engineer Augusto Vieira da Silva, “Epigrafia de Olisipo“, covering the entire metropolitan area.

By 2024 nine titles will be published and several merchandising products related to “Lisboa Romana” will be launched.

In addition to Lisbon, the municipalities of Alcochete, Alenquer, Almada, Amadora, Arruda dos Vinhos, Barreiro, Cascais, Loures, Mafra, Moita, Montijo, Odivelas, Oeiras, Palmela, Seixal, Sesimbra, Sintra, Sobral de Monte Agraço , Torres Vedras and Vila Franca de Xira, covering the territory of the former “Roman municipality“, which is still unknown, according to the presentation of the project.

The city council says that “no description of Roman Lisbon is known“, but “it is known that it was an important urban centre“.

It had the status of a city similar to the cities of the metropolis, a distinction that was rarely granted” and from that time “remains on the south hill of the castle, where a theatre was erected in Praça da Figueira, a necropolis in Praça D. Pedro IV, the circus, and at various points by the river, from Rua do Ferragial to Campo das Cebolas.

With the end of the Empire, the Roman metropolis was absorbed and dismantled to give place to the medieval city and, after the earthquake of 1755, to Lisbon Pombalina“, adds the building.

The presentation of the project, co-financed by Casino Lisboa, was made this Wednesday at 5:30 pm at the Teatro Romano and was attended by the mayor of Lisbon, Fernando Medina, and the Councilor for Culture, Catarina Vaz Pinto.

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