sanitja Archive

7 Feb 2015

African Oil lamps in the Roman city of Sanisera

Oil lamps were the instruments used by Romans to light up many spaces, not only houses but also temples and necropolis, among others. Oil lamps were produced throughout Roman times in pottery workshops, where potters used molds
26 Jan 2015

THE KEYS THAT OPENED SANISERA’S DOORS

Excavations carried out at the Roman city by Sanisera Archaeology Institute (Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain) have recovered several bronze keys during the past few years. All of them were located in several rooms from buildings 10 and 11 and,
1 Jul 2014

SANISERA ARCHAEOLOGY INSTITUTE TAKES YOU TO ROME AND POMPEII

The Sanisera Archaeology Institute offers the opportunity to students of visiting 2 of the most important cities in the Roman world: Rome, the capital of the Empire, and Pompeii, whose excellent preservation allows us to admire the architectural
17 May 2014

THE SHIP THAT CRASHED INTO THE COAST OF SANISERA

During the archaeological activities in 2013 many isolated fragments of Tarraconensis Amphorae were discovered, in a place not easily accessible and close to the coast. In these first days of the new campaign 2014 of The Sanisera
15 May 2014

WHAT WAS THE ROMAN POPULATION OF SANISERA LIKE?

During the 2013 campaign, The Sanisera Field School excavated a total of 10 tombs from the group called “Necropolis 4″, located at the Roman site of Sanisera. They dated between V-VI centuries AD and contain fifty-four individuals
13 May 2014

“10.000 MILLIMETERS UNDER THE SEA” By KATIE CLEVENGER

During the first session of the 2014 season, the underwater students have been surveying an area just outside the natural port of Sanisera (Sanitja, Menorca, Balearic Island, Spain).  The survey methodology being used is called linear survey.
11 May 2014

DISCOVERED THE FIRST STREETS OF THE ROMAN CITY OF SANISERA

Many Roman cities were laid out with a grid system of streets meeting at right angles. In those cases, cities were divided by a regular grid of avenues intersected by narrower streets. There were two major streets
4 May 2014

WINE & BEER IN THE PRE-ROMAN TIMES IN SANISERA (Menorca, Spain)

Studies by The Sanisera Field School have revealed important data on trade of alcoholic beverages in the waters of The Roman Harbour of Sanitja. Several boats seem to have carried some kind of fermented vegetable substance. However,
30 Apr 2014

DISCOVERED NEW PUNIC SHIPWRECK IN THE NORTH OF MENORCA (BALEARIC ISLANDS, SPAIN)

The Sanisera Archaeology Institute held last year an exceptional discovery that shows the existence of Punic vessels in The Sanitja Port, northern Menorca in the pre-Roman period. There are few known examples in the waters of Menorca,
22 Jan 2014

TARRACONENSIS AMPHORA STAMPS FROM THE ROMAN CITY PORT OF SANISERA (MENORCA, SPAIN)

Pliny, classical author, wrote in his stories that three cities were founded in Menorca, and Sanisera is one of those. According to archaeological objects discovered and the stratigraphic sequence confirmed by excavations, this port was developed in