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An in-depth description of Portus, the harbour district of Ostia, that was built by the Emperors Claudius and Trajan. If you wish to visit Portus, then please contact the Soprintendenza. More information about Portus can be found in the sections "Research and researchers", "Plans, reconstructions, engravings", and "Ostia related links".


[The main phases]
The harbour of ClaudiusThe harbour of Claudius
The harbour of TrajanThe harbour of Trajan
Late antiquityLate antiquity

[The buildings and structures]
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     Harbour of Claudius
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Ancient reliefs

Entrance to Portus

The entrance of the excavations. Photograph: Jan Theo Bakker.