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Remains of Roman stove have been discovered in Scotland

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Remains of Roman stove have been discovered in Scotland
Remains of a Roman stove discovered in Scotland | Photo: Copyright GUARD Archeology Ltd.

Remains of a 2000-year-old Roman furnace were found in Scotland in 2016. Interestingly, according to scientists, it was probably not used.

Roman burners are connected to each other underground by channels in the shape of the number 8. As it turned out, however, the stoves are not covered with coal or ash, which suggests that they were never used. The shape of the oven is very similar to other baking ovens found in Scotland. Objects of this type were found in military camps.

The excavations were carried out in the vicinity of the city of Falkirk. They were a continuation of the works that had started in 2014 and were required before the construction of the shopping centre started. During the discoveries, 21 iron artefacts were found, incl. tips or studs.

All these finds prove that the Romans once had a strong position in the described lands. Certainly, local people traded or worked with the Romans.


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