Projekti  vezani za istraživanje i prezentaciju limesa

Značaj limesa i njegovu nominaciju prepoznala je i Evropska Unija. Niz projekata u kojima učestvuju zemlje EU finansirano je sa ciljem da se rimsko kulturno nasleđe stavi na UNESKO listu kulturne baštine. U poslednjem od niza projekata (Danube Limes Brand) uključeni su Arheološki institut kao jedan od partnera i Turistička organizacija Srbije kao pridruženi partner.

 

DANUBE LIMES BRAND

U okvirima projekta DANUBE LIMES BRAND devet partnera iz ukupno sedam zemalja. U projektu sarađuje još šest pridruženih partnera iz pet zemalja. Termin realizacije projekta je 2012-2014. godina. O značaju projekta govori i činjenica da je za njega izdvojen ukupan budžet od 1.140.000 evra, koji su obezbedili European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) i South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme (SEE). Osnovni cilj projekta je priprema lokaliteta (prezentacija, konzervacija i vizuelizacija), medijska i turistička promocija rimskog kulturnog nasleđa i stvaranje uslova za pripremu nominacije zemalja učesnica. Projekat vodi Univerzitet iz Beča (Austrija), dok su drugi partneri kolege iz Slovačke, Mađarske, Hrvatske, Rumunije i Bugarske – sve zemlje koje su u procesu nominacije limesa za UNESKO dok su kolege iz Italije zadužene za stvaranje kulturnog brenda i međunarodnu promociju.

Tokom realizacije projekta održan je niz sastanaka čiji rezultat je bila i međunarodna konferencija eksperata u čijem su radu učestvovali i stručnjaci iz zemalja čiji se delovi limesa već nalaze na listi svetske kulturne baštine. Domaći stručnjaci su na taj način imali priliku da steknu iskustva kolega iz drugih država koja treba primeniti u radu na našoj nacionalnoj nominaciji.

Pored saradnje na nivou eksperata, fokus projekta na našem nacionalnom nivou je priprema lokaliteta Viminacijum za nominaciju, kao i kreiranje materijala poput brošure i internet prezentacije našeg dela limesa.

Danube Limes Brand
http://danubelimesbrand.org/

 

 

’Frontiers of the Roman Empire’ World Heritage Site

http://www.danube-limes.eu/world_heritage

(David J. Breeze – Sonja Jilek)

In 1987, Hadrian’s Wall (UK) was declared a World Heritage Site. In 2005 it was joined by the Upper German-Raetian Limes and, at the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in that year, a new World Heritage Site was created, the ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire’ (FRE). This is a phased, serial trans-national World Heritage Site. The long-term aim is to bring within it all appropriately preserved elements of the frontiers of the Roman empire in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Following the ascription of Hadrian´s Wall and the German Limes as part of the ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site’ the Antonine Wall in Scotland, the most northerly and one of the most developed frontiers of the empire, was the next extension of the Site in July 2008, while Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia have all stated their intention to nominate their section of the Roman frontier as part of the World Heritage Site. Roman forts in Syria and Jordan are already on the Tentative Lists for these countries, and it is therefore not difficult to envisage a trans-national World Heritage Site encompassing frontier installations in Asia and Africa.
The co-ordinators of those countries which have already declared their intention to nominate their stretches of the Roman frontier as a World Heritage Site have formed themselves into a group, named the Bratislava Group after the location of their first meeting in March 2003. It contains delegates from Austria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and the UK. The Bratislava Group acts as an adviser on archeological and scientific aspects of the frontier. It has proposed the following definition for the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site:
The Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site should consist of the line(s) of the frontier at the height of the empire from Trajan to Septimius Severus (about AD 100 to 200), and military installations of different periods which are on that line. The installations include fortresses, forts, towers, the limes road, artificial barriers and immediately associated civil structures.” This definition excludes outpost and hinterland forts.
All the frontier sections so far nominated and accepted as part of the multinational ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site’ are artificial frontiers, which are defined by military installations linked by an artificial barrier. But in most countries in Europe however, the frontier followed natural boundaries like rivers such as the Rhine and the Danube.
In autumn 2007 the Ministries of Culture in Slovakia and Hungary made final decisions to nominate their sections of the Danube Limes for World Heritage status. The Danube Limes Project, which is led by the Hungarian monument preservation authority (KÖH – Kulturális Örökségvédelmi Hivatal), concentrates on the protection and development of the Danube Limes sections in Hungary and Slovakia by nominating it for World Heritage status.