Posted by: lukelavan | December 11, 2009

Ostia Back in Business: the Debt is Paid

Good news – we have received a substantial donation from our good friend John Beale (founder of Past Times, the Early Learning Centre, and Museum Selection).

John has offered to pay all of our 2009 overspend and support our excavation in 2010, covering admin costs and other key expenditures. Thus there will definitely be an expedition in 2010, about which more soon.

Certainly I will have a much easier Christmas now that my family finances are starting to recover. Hopefully we can put in place the necessary changes to avoid an overspend in future, though life would be a lot easier if the euro was kind enough to go back down to 2007 levels.

Thanks to everyone who made Ostia 2009 such a great season. Your work looked deeply impressive at the Kent fieldwork evening, and people now expect great things of the final publication.

Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and New Year.

Luke Lavan 11/12/2009


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