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Buried under a Serbian cornfield, Roman military headquarters slowly sheds its secrets

Roman ruins. Industrial factory in background. Field.

REUTERS, NOVEMBER 26, 2020 KOSTOLAC, Serbia (Reuters) – Buried under a Serbian cornfield close to a coalmine, the well-preserved remains of a Roman legion’s headquarters are being excavated by archaeologists who say its rural location makes it unique. Covering an estimated 3,500 square meters, the headquarters – or principium – belonged to the VII Claudia Legion. Its location was deduced …

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What happened to the ancient Port of Pompeii?

Ancient ships escaping erupting volcano

PortandTerminal.com, November 16, 2020 Much has been discovered about the ancient city of Pompeii but surprisingly little about its port, including its precise location HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – While speaking with Jessica Venner, a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham in England, the question of Pompeii’s port came up. Venner reminded us that the ancient Roman city of Pompeii …

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