Monday, September 9, 2013

Declassified Spy Photos Show Ancient Roman Walls In Romania

Archaeologists from two United Kingdom universities examining declassified spy photos rediscovered part of a what they believe is a series of Roman fortifications dating back to the 2nd century A.D.
Although parts of the ruins had once been known to 19th-century researchers, they were subsequently misidentified, dismissed and largely forgotten, according to Bill Hanson, a professor of Roman archaeology at the University of Glasgow. In some areas the structures were heavily damaged by ploughing or construction -- even to the point of complete destruction.
"If you look at any modern book on Roman frontiers, you will find no mention of [these fortifications]," Hanson told The Huffington Post. "[They have] kind of disappeared from consciousness."
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