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Ancient Roman Pathway Uncovered in Northern Italian Vineyard

With new things being discovered everyday it’s always an amazing find when you dig up something right in your own backyard. After decades of failed attempts to locate an ancient Roman city they have their first clue at where some remains may lie. Starting in a Northern Italian vineyard buried meters underground.

IN NEGRAR AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL TREASURE UNDER THE VINEYARDS

After countless decades of failed attempts, part of the pavement and foundations of the Roman Villa located north of the capital, discovered by scholars over a century ago, has finally been brought to light.

The technicians of the Superintendence of Verona, with a targeted coring of the soil, are partially discovering the remains of the artifact still present under a few meters of earth, with a specific objective: to identify the exact extension and exact location of the ancient building.
Subsequently, the Superintendency will liaise with the owners of the area and with the Municipality to identify the most appropriate ways to make this archaeological treasure always hidden under our feet available and accessible.
The result will not come soon and significant resources will be needed. But it is important, finally, to lead the way.

The Municipality will provide all the necessary collaboration and thanks from now the professionals of the Superintendency and the owners of the area for the unity of purpose and the availability with which they are pursuing the project.

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Surveyors say that they have a lot more work to do but now that they know where to start it should be easier going. They will be working with the owners of the vineyard, “to identify the most appropriate ways to make this archaeological treasure hidden under our feet available and accessible”.

Source: BBC via Laughing Squid