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.
In the Roman fort of Vindolanda, more than 400 men’s, women’s and children’s size shoes were found. In total, more than 7,000 shoes from Roman times have been discovered at the excavation site, located in England between the rivers Tyne and Solway.
In Pompeii another sensational discovery was made – the bodies of the owner and his slave were dug out of the ground. Scientists were also able to determine that the master died at the age of 40, wearing a warm coat, and the slave in young age and wearing only a tunic.
The ongoing excavation work at Pompeii has brought another amazing discovery. This time, scientists found a beautifully preserved wall fresco depicting the mythical Theseus and Ariadne. The scene shows the moment when Theseus leaves the sleeping Ariadne, who previously helped him kill the Minotaur.
In southern Turkey, during excavations in the ancient city of Patara, the remains of an ancient altar decorated with the image of a large snake were found. In ancient times, snakes represented the deities of the underworld or were their link with the world.
In the years 2014-2016 in the vicinity of Winchester, in the so-called Worthy Down Camp, excavations were carried out in the late Roman cemetery. Later, scientists conducted a detailed analysis of the finds.
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