One of the Roman helmets found in Krefeld. | Source: DPA
In western Germany, in the city of Krefeld, scientists came across numerous traces of the presence of the Romans. Finds allow us to get to know the history of the region even better in Roman times.
Researchers dug tens of thousands of ancient artifacts from sand and clay near the Rhine. The discovery took place in April this year. In a small town near Dusseldorf, almost 6, 500 graves were found, which date back to the 8th BCE – VIII century CE. In manty places of burial often there were artifacts that were buried with the dead. The burial ground is one of the largest of these types of places, from ancient times, located north of the Alps.
Krefeld, in Roman times, was a Roman military camp established around 69 CE. This place served as a strategic camp, towering over the trade route. This region of the Romans called Geldub, as Tacitus mentioned for the first time. In this area there was a great battle between the Romans and Batavas in 69 CE (the so-called revolt of Iulius Civilis). The evidence for that are numerous skeletons of horses – over 300 – found in the area.
According to the researchers, the discovery is phenomenal – it confirms the ancient sources.