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Roman temple in forest?

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Roman temple in forest?
Roman temple in forest?

Archaeologists are conducting excavations in a forest on the outskirts of the city of Henley-on-Thames in England. Scientists expect to discover the remains of a Roman temple.

15 volunteers take part in the work, that for three years brought to light the foundations of the building, which may be a Roman temple. However, these are guesses at the moment. It is also not known how big the building was; it is certain, however, that there was a place for a bonfire in it.

The team discovered roof tiles and fragments of plaster and ceramics. Among other things, the so-called terra sigillata – a type of Roman ceramics, produced in Italy or Gaul, from where it was probably imported. Numerous sheep and goat bones were also found in the excavation area, which may prove that sacrifices were made in this place.

The excavations have been ongoing since 2013 and cost £6,000 a year (most of which is cataloguing finds). Most excavations are paid for by donors.

  • Could Roman temple be buried in woods?, "Henley Standard", 16.05.2016

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