Remains of two large Roman buildings found in Switzerland

Remains of two large Roman buildings found in Switzerland

24 October 2020, 22:11
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During excavations in the Swiss city of Brig-Glis, archaeologists came across the remains of a significant structure of Ancient Rome. An area of 800 square meters was occupied by the ruins of two buildings and a furnace. In addition, fragments of ceramics were found, judging by which the buildings can be dated to the 3rd-5th centuries. The walls of the larger structure are lined with masonry, which is held together with mortar. The length of one of the fragments of the wall reaches 9 m. The second building was built of stone without the use of mortar, and a lime kiln is located next to it as an extension.

According to archaeologists, earlier on the site of the ruins were agricultural buildings and craft workshops, which were associated with the nearby settlement. The amount of pottery and the scale of the architectural structures indicate that the area was more romanized than previously thought. It is known that the first settlement on the site of Brig-Glis appeared in VII BC, during the Roman Empire it was significantly expanded.
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