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N73 | LIMES Project

Overview Summary Objectives Outcomes Partners

Lead Partner Province of South Holland
Contact Person mr. ing.Wim M. van der Kraan
Position within organisation: Provincial council advisor for cultural heritage/archaeology
Telephone number : 00 31 70 4418419 (sec.)
Fax number : 00 31 70 4417832
Email address :
Website :
Project type : Action as well as Study
Partners involved :
Relevant measure(s) : 4.2, 4.3.
Total eligible cost (€) 4,000,000
Summary Top
Safeguarding of the archaeological remains of the Roman frontier in connection with spatial planning as well as developing its educational and tourist potential in modern times.
Objectives Top
The LIMES Project is gaining and expanding the knowledge of the borders of the Roman Empire in our country (and neighbouring countries). This must lead to a comprehensive plan of the LIMES area, which can be used for spatial planning and developing. Based on a communication plan a range of activities will be performed to deepen the knowledge of the LIMES and to exploit the educational and tourist potential of the area.
Outcomes Top
The first step is the making of a digital map with the relevant information for the project in separate layers. This map will be based on the Provincial Archaeological Monument Maps and the (Provincial) Maps of the Main structure of Cultural Heritage. The combination of these maps with the spatial planning maps will give the possibility to locate the chances and threats on the short term and to point out the priorities for the project on the long term. Further steps in the project are: non-destructive archaeological survey with subsequent excavations where needed; evaluating and selecting archaeological sites to generate recommendations on protection of and further investigations on the sites; a total plan of the LIMES area with the sites which need to be protected in connection to rural and urban planning; proposals for the individual sites to maintain these sites and to incorporate these sites in rural and urban spatial planning; planning surveys and excavations on the sites which will be lost by other priorities in spatial planning; synthesising research: comparing the research-results of the different sites and bringing these facts together in a landscape-reconstruction with geographers for a more detailed archaeological "expectation" map of the Limes; presentation and publication: not only presentations of the direct products of the project, but also a comprehensive plan for the ways of information towards the public. The project could be organised from a central point, the Limes project centre and governed by a committee of regional deputies from the participating provinces. Investigations by the Belvedere Project Bureau (see below) may result in a National Limes Project. Links with the German, British and possible other European partners outside the EU will be established.
Partners Top
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