Porec: Archaeologists Discover Preserved Waterfront Remains, Roman Vessel

Lauren Simmonds

Just a few weeks ago, we reported on the amazing archaeological discoveries found in the popular Istrian city of Porec. Istria, much like the rest of the Croatian coast which has seen the arrival of Romans, Venetians and more, is rich with history just waiting to be stumbled upon.

As Morski writes on the 3rd of March, 2020, works on the development of the waterfront in Porec are continuing to proceed as expected, and more new archaeological discoveries are coming to the light of day as the works go on.

Thus, as was reported, the remains of a waterfront from the fifteenth century, from the period when all the Gothic palaces in the City of Porec were built, have been discovered. As far as Porec is concerned, this is reportedly one of the most important findings in the last ten years, because now, after many assumptions, they now have concrete evidence of Roman, Venetian and Austrian lines of the Porec waterfront.

In addition, the remains of old Roman vessel were discovered recently in front of the Danelon Palace, popularly called the Kompas building. Archaeologists assume that it is a smaller vessel crafted in a technique characteristic of the northeastern Adriatic, that is, the area of ​​historical Histria and Liburnia. The find has been provisionally protected, and the level of conservation, its dimensions and other details will be published after an archaeological survey has been completed, in one month’s time at the earliest.

It was expected that the works on the Porec waterfront would result in the discovery of new archeological sites even before they began, and that during the conservation supervision and probing at the foreseen sites, certain parts and phases of construction works would have to be adapted as things progressed. So far, the deadlines and the dynamics of their implementation haven’t been in conflict with each other and there have been no delays.

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