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Portus in the public eye

Published: 21 October 2009

The Portus Project has received considerable media attention over the past few weeks, in particular in relation to the discovery of an amphitheatre and a marble head. The project has been covered on a number of television programmes, some of which are visible below, and in many newspapers and websites from around the world. More details about the project are available from the Portus website.

You can learn more about the Portus Project in a public lecture given by the project director Professor Simon Keay on Wednesday 21st October at 6pm in Southampton at the Turner Sims Concert Hall.

BBC Click Online (first broadcast 17 October on BBC News 24)

View programme on BBC iPlayer website (no longer available)

CNN International

ITV Meridian Tonight

BBC South Today


A podcast introducing the Portus project has gone online. It can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

Media coverage in links:

The Guardian (1 Oct. 2009), The Independent , The Times (1 Oct. 2009), The Telegraph , BBC , BBC (Image gallery), Daily Mail , Metro , The Guardian (2 Oct. 2009), The Guardian (Image gallery), Science Daily , Wave 105 , Technobahn , Heritage Key (Digital Reconstruction), (Animation of Portus) , Radio 4 interview (Interview starts at 26:36), The Times (2 Oct. 2009), Rai TV (minute 30.01), Heritage Key (Private Amphitheatre Discovered), Heritage Key (Interview: Simon Keay), Yahoo news , Il Sole 24 Ore , Abitare a Roma , AGR on line , Welt online , Peallin , Europe , Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Interview: Simon Keay), BBC Click Online Portus feature (article), BBC Click Online Portus episode (UK only).

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