Study remains of writing from the past, be it formal stone monuments or shipping labels painted on a container designated for trade – Roman archaeologists are particularly fortunate as a variety of sources at their disposal is truly rich, in a number of media and languages spoken across the Empire, and at Portus such finds have helped us understand the development of the port better, date structures more precisely and identify people linked to its activities (Learn more in week two in the section on the Written Record and in week two in the section on Brick Stamps)

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