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Roman Provincial Settlement Excavation
Logistics and Housing
Our project aims at exploring the area situated on the north side of the mures River, in the immediat vicinity of the Imperial Roman road linking Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana to Apulum, via Germisara. All our archaeological objectives are within 4 kilometers from the beautiful village of Rapolt. We will hike to the site and back.
We house everyone in double or triple occupancy rooms in the village houses. Every house is equipped with bathrooms. You will be guests of Romanian families and will have a chance to discover the true sense of old fashion Transylvanian hospitality. You will experience some of the nicest aspects of Eastern European country life, indulging in your guest families home made cookies and a variety of home made traditional beverages.
The housing and excavation conditions are very safe. There are several fully equipped hospitals and stores near by. Generally speaking, you will have all the advantages of a country life with all the comfort of an urban environment.
Breakfast and dinner is included in the fees during the work week (Mon-Fri) and we will have them as a team in one of the local restaurants. You are responsible for your own lunches in the field. Beaware that Romanian cuisine is generally meat oriented and we can't accomodate special individual dietary requirements.
There are plenty of small stores in Rapolt where you can purchase fresh cheese, various meat products, garden vegetables, bread, drinks, etc. In Simeria, which is about 15km away, you can find restaurants, pizzerias and supermarkets.
$1585 for 5 weeks (or $450 per week for shorter periods - 2 weeks minimum stay) - maximum 20 patricipants
The fee is for the full 5 (five) week duration of the excavation (for shorter stays, the per week price applies). It includes a $385 non refundable registration fees, room and board as described above. All houses have bathrooms and hot water showers. Usually, we expect the entire project fee to be paid in full within 21 days after being accepted to the program. No refund will be considered after March 16, 2014.
The registration cost does not include the trip to and from Romania. If you arrive at the pre-established times, someone will wait for you at the train station. Participants must arrange their own travel and health insurance. Participants are responsible for their own lunches.
No entry visa is generally required for Romania for up to 12 weeks for EU, US and Canadian citizens. It is always a good idea to check with the Romanian Consulate.