Teacher Works to Excavate Roman Fort in Romania

A Mississippi high school teacher is among the archaeologists working on the excavation of a Roman fort at Halmyris in the delta where the Danube River empties into the Black Sea.

Janet Wise, a teacher at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, will join the team for two weeks in July, 2005.

The fort is of interest for a variety of reasons, including a monument to the fallen Roman soldiers. The fort was originally held by the nomadic Dacian tribe who were later defeated by the Romans.