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Ancient paving stones were discovered next to Pantheon

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In Piazza della Rotonda (around the Pantheon) in Rome, a sinkhole opened up, measuring 1 sq meter and 2.5 meters deep. Interestingly, at the bottom of the hole, archaeologists found seven antique slabs made of travertine, a type of sedimentary rock.

According to specialists, the records date to 25-25 BCE and were made at the request of Marcus Agrippa. This find is actually a rediscovery: the records were first found in the 90s. of 20th century Another hole in the ground revealed the fragments fully.

The collapse of land, roads and pavements in Rome is not uncommon, especially in the eastern part. The main reason for the collapse in the city is the fact that the earth was affected by numerous tunnels and catacombs. What’s more, Rome lies on sandy soil that is easily eroded by water and shaken by the vibrations of cars and scooters.


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