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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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The insane Emperor Caligula’s two yachts

PortandTerminal.com, August 31, 2019 ROME, ITALY – For centuries, the medieval fishermen who worked in the calm waters of Lake Nemi, 19 miles (32 km) south of Rome, had a secret. They knew that the rotting timbers of a gigantic ancient shipwreck lay below the water’s quiet surface.  What the fishermen didn’t know though was that hidden below in the lake …

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