dinsdag 4 juli 2017

Rome metro dig unearths 1,800-year-old ruins

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The charred remains of a lavish third-century home are the most recent discovery found during the construction of Rome’s new metro line.Thirty-three feet underground, at the bottom of a concrete-lined pit, archeologist Gilberto Pagani patiently scrapes dirt from a charred beam of wood that has laid undisturbed for around 1800 years.It’s part of a house, perhaps once belonging to a senior Roman army officer, destroyed by fire. Last year construction workers discovered the site near the Colosseum as they were digging a shaft to the tunnel of Rome’s new metro Line C. It was only this week that archaeologists revealed what they’ve found during the ensuing excavation.

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