Previously unknown Roman city discovered in Spain (photo)


    Found in Spain previously unknown Roman city (photo)

    During the excavations, archaeologists found two streets, sidewalks, four sewers, one marble hand from the monument and even a thermal bath reception.

    During the During their recent exploration in Spain, archaeologists unearthed a whole previously unknown Roman city. Scientists have decided to call this place El Forau de la Tuta until they know its historical name, writes Artnet News.

    The agricultural area in question is located less than 2 km northwest of the small town of Artieda and close to the ancient road that linked the cities of Jaca, Lumbiere and Pamplona during the Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

    A previously unknown Roman city was discovered in Spain (photo)

    Until now, researchers believed that several separate archaeological sites were located in this area of ​​​​404 acres. However, El Forão de la Tuta was actually a city, scientists have discovered in their new study.

    Combining remote sensing techniques such as ground penetrating radar and aerial photography with traditional methods, researchers have located two streets, sidewalks, four sewers, one life-sized marble hand of a supposed public monument, and even a thermal bath reception room, teeming with mosaics preserved under a collapsed sandstone ceiling.

    In addition, there were buildings of incredible size, as well as elements of stone sculpture, including two Corinthian capitals and three Italic Attic bases, which add to the evidence for the existence of a single city.

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    According to archaeologists, this area was used in different ways in different periods of history. So, for example, a medieval peasant village was located on this site from the 9th to the 13th centuries. According to scientists, it could have at least 4 possible names: Artede, Arteda, Artieda or Arteda Zihuitate.

    It is worth noting that researchers are still studying two new tombstones discovered in the necropolis. The team will also continue to explore the hydraulic complex, which is reminiscent of the water supply systems in nearby Basque towns such as Andelo and Los Banales.


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