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  • Major Excavation At Roman Forts (Wales)

    06/27/2005 11:43:56 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 654+ views
    Major excavation at Roman forts The forts have been discovered at Dinefwr Park Three weeks of digging to excavate what could be the largest Roman garrison fort in Wales start on Monday. The site, which dates from the first century AD, was first found at Dinefwr Park, near Llandeilo, in 2003. Experts said the south Wales discovery could rewrite our understanding of the Roman conquest in the area. Recent surveys confirmed the site, which is invisible from the surface, is much larger than first thought and is made up of two overlapping forts. Emma Plunkett Dillon, archaeologist for the National...
  • Egnatia Digs Reveal Roman Road Secrets

    07/28/2005 4:51:21 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 1,001+ views
    Kathimerini/AP ^ | 7-28-2005 | Costas Kantouris
    Egnatia digs reveal Roman road secretsExcavations uncover ancient equivalent of interstate highway A man walks along the remains of a wayside inn along the route of the ancient Via Egnatia, near the northern town of Komotini. Culture Ministry officials have unearthed extensive traces of the second-century-BC highway, which was built with safety features to protect even the clumsiest charioteer. By Costas Kantouris - The Associated Press KOMOTINI - Archaeologists excavating along the route of the ancient Via Egnatia are revealing the secrets of the ancient Romans' equivalent of an interstate highway. Stretching 861 kilometers (535 miles) across modern-day Albania, the...
  • Archaeologists Excavate Ancient Roman Capital in Macedonia

    07/28/2013 3:07:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, July 25, 2013
    Historical references and archaeological excavations have indicated continuous occupation in Stobi from the 6th century BC to the 6th century AD. Investigations have yielded remains of the Archaic (6th century BC) and Classical periods (5th-4th century BC), evidencing the earliest periods of Stobi's history. The Roman historian Titus Livy writes that in 197 BC the Macedonian king Philip V defeated the Dardanians in the vicinity of Stobi and, also according to Livy, during the Roman conquests in Macedonia, Stobi became an important center for salt trading. But it wasn't until AD 69 when Emperor Vespasian granted Stobi the rank of...