Friday, July 31, 2009

Map of Ancient Roman City Unearthed

Ancient Roman City Rises Again -- Curry 2009 (730): 1 -- ScienceNOW
Altinum was eventually abandoned entirely. Most of the ancient city's stones were stolen in the Middle Ages to be reused elsewhere. Land-reclamation efforts in the 19th century turned the area from marsh into farm fields. "Altinum is unique because it was not built upon in later times," Mozzi says. Previous archaeological excavations have focused mainly on the city's necropolis, located outside the walls; this is the first-ever glimpse of the city's layout.

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