WHAT IS CLIR?
The CLIR (Corpus Limitum Imperii Romani) is an international initiative for the research of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire. The CLIR academic programme was approved by the International Academic Union (Union Académique International) in 2010. In past decades, experts from Modern states managing sections of the complex defensive system of the Roman Empire have established a World Heritage Nomination strategy and Management Plans for the Frontiers of the Roman Empire. In January 2018, the four Danubian countries, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary have submitted their joint nomination titled “Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes” which ic currently being evaluated. The second section of the Danubian Limes is being prepared by professionals from Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria, their world heritage nomination is scheduled to be submitted in January 2021.
Who we are
We are archaeologist and GIS experts who research mostly, but not exclusively the history of the Roman Empire and its tangiable heritage. We are based at the University of Pécs, in SW Hungary.
Through our work, we collaborate closely with experts and organizations of the international academic community. Our main partners are:
- Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- Buda Castle Property Development and Management Non-Profit Co.
- Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary
- Bratislava Group
- Numerous national and local collections
What we do
Primarily we research archaeological sites on the Hungarian section of the Roman FrontierSystem, the so-called Danube Limes. It is a candidate for the UNESCO World Heritage List and is a tentative site.
During our work we:
- Conduct non-invasve surveys and classic excavations,
- Maintain a public international database at clir.hu,
- Organize public events for presenting and discussing our findings with the public and the academia,
- Publish professional and informative treatise.
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