Thursday, November 03, 2011

Article: Lost Roman camp found in Germany

Lost Roman camp found in Germany

A Roman cap which was the "missing link" in the chain of Roman defenses in western Germany has been found.

Occupied between 11 and 7BC and the size of seven football pitches, the military installation was probably used to control crossings points on the Lippe and act a supply depot for outlying posts.

"The monument has up to this point been allowed to lie in the ground widely undisturbed for over 2,000 years – an absolute rarity, and, from an archaeological point of view, absolutely ideal," said Doctor Michael Rind, the chief archaeologist working on the camp.

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Story: Matthew Day, The Telegraph | Photo: Alamy

(via Instapaper)