Skip to comments.Big new Roman find in city
Posted on 11/26/2005 4:24:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Experts believe they have unearthed a Roman road in the heart of Chichester and now have hopes of discovering a 1st-century fort... [T]eams found a road -- running parallel to East Street -- complete with camber and a ditch alongside it. Experts believe buildings that would have run alongside this road were likely to have been a combination of homes, shops and workshops. Smaller Roman finds, including coins and a pair of tweezers, have also been turned up already. But archaeologists believe they will unearth even more gems -- including the possibility of a Roman fort -- when excavation work begins for a new underground car park on the site.
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To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list. Thanks.Roman calçada road discovered in Santa Catarina (Tavira)It was at the beginning of summer that historian Luís Fraga da Silva discovered, purely by chance, a small stretch of a roman road, in the location of Montes e Lagares, around 500 metres from the multi-sports centre of Santa Catarina da Fonte do Bispo, in the municipality of Tavira. The 75 metres of calçada which are being uncovered would be of little interest if it was not for the fact that they form part of an ancient roman road which connected the Algarvian peoples of Ossónoba (Faro) and Balsa (Tavira) to the cities of Pax Júlia (Beja) and further to the north, to Salacia (Alcácer do Sal)... The investigators further knew that there would exist another ramification of this road that conected to Myrtillis (Mértola) and that these roads had been utilised until the XVIII century. In the case of the road now identified in Santa Catarina, it is still used today, being known locally as "Calçada dos Mouros".
24th November 2005
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At least there's a photo with the link to this story!
Some interesting links in Post 5.
Who can say where the road goes,
Where the day flows, only time?
I love it when they dig up these great finds shows just how close America is to the Roman Culture of their time .
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