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Modern technologies have made it possible to discover Carnutum

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Modern technologies have made it possible to discover Carnutum
Modern technologies have made it possible to discover Carnutum

In 2011, on the outskirts of the Austrian capital, Vienna (Roman city Carnuntum), the remains of a Roman school of gladiators were found. Recently, scientists undertook a thorough study of the ground around the building with the help of radar. As it turned out, there were numerous bakeries, taverns and shops in the vicinity of the school.

An interesting discovery is made by scientists from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archeology (LBI ArchPro), who has been conducting research in this area since 2012.

Among other things, they managed to find out that behind one of the taverns, there was a large building and an oven in which bread was baked for 13,000 spectators. Wine and other food were stored in the cellars.

Four hundred meters from the amphitheatre, traces of another arena, made of wood, which had existed here before, were found. The building was located at the intersection of the road leading to Rome and the road going along the Danube border. Next to the amphitheatre there was a temple in honour of Deae Quadriviae – the goddess of intersections.

High-tech technology has allowed scientists to better understand the phenomenon of “Romanness”. Not only Rome – the capital of the Empire – lived on “bread and circuses”, but also border cities, such as Carnutum.

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