Archaeologists watching the remains of a Roman building - probably an early church. | CREDIT: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP
On the banks of the Tiber River, in the suburbs of Rome, archaeologists found Roman remains of a building that could have been an early church. The discovery was made during the excavation of ditches for cabling.
The ruins are largely a brick wall and a base lined with red, green and honey marble. The stone was probably brought from Sparta, Egypt and present Tunisia. As the researchers suggest, the remains of the building are about 1, 600 years old.
What’s more, as a result of longer excavations, researchers also found a small cemetery with several graves, where one of them had a huge amphora. According to the researchers, certainly the building was public and probably sacred. Interestingly, the building was created a few decades after 312 CE, when Constantine I won the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. The building was located about 100 meters from the battle site. All the above facts serve the thesis that the object was an early church.