Programme Director:Professor Eberhard Sauer
Eberhard Sauer, MSt, DPhil, FSA, is Professor of Roman Archaeology at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh. He has taught at the School of Archaeology & Ancient History at Leicester and was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Oxford in 2001-03.
Professor Sauer’s interests focus on the Roman Empire and Sasanian Persia, notably the linear walls in northern Iran. From 1996 until 2003/2004, he excavated the Claudian military base at Alchester in Oxfordshire, in 1997 and 1998 Aves Ditch, an Iron Age linear earthwork, and from 2005 until 2009 ancient fortifications and settlements in northern Iran. In his Doctorate (an expanded version of which was published in 2005), he examined how the Italian custom of depositing coins in springs was imported into Augustan Gaul. He is also interested in other aspects religion, notably image destruction and Christian fundamentalism in the late Roman world as well as in other fields of research, such as epigraphy, numismatics, Roman military archaeology in general, the relation between Archaeology and Ancient History. Recently, he has focused on the Sasanian Empire, one of the ancient world’s largest empires, stretching from Mesopotamia to the west of the Indian Subcontinent.
For more information on this project, please contact Professor Sauer.
Professor Eberhard Sauer