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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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Coal mine in Serbia gives up new Roman shipwreck

Man looking at shipwreck

REUTERS, MAY 29, 2020 BELGRADE – As the sun sank over a vast opencast coal mine in eastern Serbia earlier this month, a small crane eased the front half of a Roman ship from the steep sides of the pit. An excavator cutting through the coal-rich soil had pulled out some muddy timber weeks before, but coronavirus restrictions had meant …

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Roman shipwrecks unearthed at a Serbian coal mine

Researchers in front of one of the Roman ships discovered at the coal mine

PortandTerminal.com, April 14, 2020 Coal miners in Serbia recently dug up an unexpected surprise: three probable Roman-era ships, buried in the mud of an ancient riverbed for at least 1,300 years. BELGRADE, SERBIA – A Serbian news source, Uryadovy Courier, reported that coal miners in Serbia recently dug up an unexpected surprise: three probable Roman-era ships, buried in the mud …

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