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Medieval Hydrotechnology: an interdisciplinary case-study of water management in the historical and physical landscape of Messinia, South Greece

Project description

Characterising historic water systems of Messinia, Greece

The archaeological landscape of Messinia, Greece, has been shaped by different societies over the centuries. Of particular interest are the diverse water systems of medieval and post-medieval societies that have not been fully differentiated. The EU-funded HYDROMEDIE project aims to identify and compare the water infrastructures in Messinia that arose from late Roman, Byzantine, Frankish, Venetian, Ottoman and early contemporary societies. The project will perform historic landscape characterisation using a geographic information system, 3D analysis of existing structures, microscopic analysis of mortar and scientific dating of samples. It will also interpret information from a sociocultural perspective, leading to a clearer understanding of the region’s history and better heritage management policies.


Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom

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North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00