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Old December 24th, 2017, 11:11 PM   #1

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About a year or so ago I happened upon a virtual loop of the Port of Ostia, I believe, in the First Century. Now I can't find it. Does anyone know where I might?
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Old December 25th, 2017, 09:50 AM   #2

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These are the two I could find- I think there was another made which I can't find anymore either but you might be referring to one of these.

Colonia Ostiensis ? A Computer Graphic Reconstruction

I saw this one before but only in very early stages, looks a bit more interesting now.

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Old December 29th, 2017, 11:34 AM   #3
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Was it perhaps Ostia Antica?


There are links at the bottom which may lead to a page with a video.

I found searching on ostia animation:


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Old December 29th, 2017, 01:22 PM   #4

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It's interesting to note that the ancient port of Ostia is today located further inland in the Tiber estuary.
If I'm correct, this is due to the material the river had accumulated over centuries.

Ostia was where Rome got most of its grain and other imports from overseas provinces. Claudius greatly expanded the port in the I century AD, and other Emperors also did it because of increased demands for grain and other goods.

And of course, Ostia is of major importance for modern archaeological research.
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Old January 5th, 2018, 12:09 AM   #5

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Thank you all so much
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