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Discovered: Swiss find ‘astounding’ 2000-year-old Roman building

Switzerland has become the epicentre of the Archeology world this week after an “astounding” Roman building was discovered in a gravel quarry.

In the foothills of the Alps, on Zug soil, extensive remains of Roman stone buildings have been uncovered, which are believed to be from the Roman period in pre-alpine Switzerland.

It is understood to be an extremely rare discovery and the first of its type in the last century.

In a statement, Professor of Archeology of the Roman Provinces at the University of Bern said it was a stunning discovery.

“Only a few structural relics of this kind from the Roman period are known in the pre-Alpine region – in contrast to other regions. What is also astounding is the relatively good preservation of the remains,” she said.

View of part of the exposed walls with the room layout already recognizable. The remains of the floor construction are still preserved in the foreground of the picture. (Photo: ADA Zug, David Jecker)

Specialists from the Office for Monument Preservation and Archeology are carefully exposing the walls. The Roman discovery will be subject to further research.

At this stage, the find is described as covering an area of ​​at least 500 m2 and belonging to a building complex with different rooms.

“Roman buildings of similar dimensions were last excavated in Cham-Heiligkreuz almost 100 years ago,” Gishan Schaeren, head of the Department of Prehistory and Protohistoric Archaeology, said.


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