At the Hadrian’s Wall, an interesting find was done – four Roman horseshoes (the so-called soleae ferreae). The discovery took place in the famous Vindoland camp.
Discoveries and news in Rome
All the latest information about discoveries from the world of ancient Romans. I encourage you to let me know about any Roman news and to indicate any corrections or inaccuracies. I try to search for material everywhere, but it is natural that not everything will be noticed by me.
At the beginning of our era, in the middle of the market in the ancient Waldgirmes center (near today’s Frankfurt in Germany), there was a monumental bronze sculpture showing Augustus on horseback. It was a confirmation of the Romans’ presence in distant Germanic lands. Scientists suspect that the statue could weigh up to 400 kg.
In ancient Roman bath in Turkey (Sarıkaya in Yozgat province), archaeologists are working intensely to make the baths available to tourists to visit. Excavation works began in 2010, and the area was expanded in 2014.
Archaeologists discovered in Cologne (Germany) the extremely interesting foundations of the building, which – it turns out – belonged to the Roman library. It was founded about 1800 years ago, in the Roman colony – Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium.
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.
In the ancient sewers of Jerusalem, a real treasure was found – a coin that dates back to the period of the Jewish revolt (66-73 CE). Most probably, the object was lost by one of the rebels, who fought against Romans.
In Georgia, scientists managed to find the Roman coins made of silver. The artifacts were minted at Caesarea and found close to each other in the Roman camp of Apsaros (now called Gonio), in in Georgia.