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Project in the making. Swedish Institute in Rome visits Insula V 1 in 1999.

Photo/drawing: Anne-Marie Leander Touati
All involved in the Swedish Pompeii project, scientific staff, technicians of the documentation, student trainees and other collaborators wish hereby to express their gratitude for the good will and support of a series of important Swedish research foundations.

The Swedish Institute in Rome financed the first campaign, which served as initial training in Pompeian fieldwork for most members of our scientific staff (2000). Subsequently, the costs of the fieldwork have been guaranteed by two generous allowances from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (2001 and 2005). Salaries have been granted to the archaeologists responsible for publication mainly by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (2004-2007).

The Torsten and Ingrid Gihl Foundation based at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities; the Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Foundations, and the Association of Friends of the Swedish Institute in Rome also made crucial contributions for the continuation of our work that guaranteed its survival through its first phase (up to 2004).

The Söderberg Foundations have continued their support with annual contributions for work carried out in the House of Caecilius Iucundus. The Fondazione Famiglia Rausing has contributed with financing of the digital documentation of the ruins, of the documentation of the finds from the prehistoric layers and the photographic documentation, as well as the scanning campaigns of 2012 and 2013. Means for the fulfillment of the graphical documentation, including a new digital plan of the whole insula, was granted by The Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, aside means for post processing scanned acquisitions. The Faculty of Humanities of Lund University has also made part allowances to post processing. The Henrik Granholm Foundation has supported a georadar examination of the streets around Insula V 1. The Swedish Research Council has granted salaries to enter descriptions and report conclusions drawn from the study into the present web page.

The Berit Wallenberg Foundation has financed the photographic documentation of the collection of drawings and water colours made in Pompeii by Swedish architects in the 19th century, belonging to the the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts.

Extensive participation by students, including trainees from all Swedish universities in which Classical Archaeology is taught (Stockholm, Lund, Gothenburg and Uppsala), was made possible due to generous grants from a series of supporting foundations: mainly those of Torsten and Ingrid Gihl, Gunvor and Josef Anér and of Harald Hagendahl.

A-M Leander Touati

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