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« on: August 12, 2010, 08:52:21 PM »

Roman fortress Caerleon gives up new treasures to archaeology students   
Roman buildings, unknown to historians, detected by Cardiff University students learning to use mapping equipment 

Archaeology students learning how to use mapping equipment have stumbled across the site of large Roman buildings on the banks of the river Usk in Wales, right by one of the best-known and most-studied Roman sites in Britain.

The structures have yet to be excavated, but one is enormous, possibly a granary or warehouse – or a palatial riverside villa.

The students located the previously unknown buildings as they were learning to use geophysical tools, which can reveal the outlines of buried structures, in fields by the Roman fortress at Caerleon – claimed by some romantics as King Arthur's Camelot. The area has been excavated and studied for two centuries.

The buildings lie outside the fortress walls, where archaeologists believed there was nothing except a few outbuildings and stores.

Cardiff University, whose students of the school of history, archaeology and religion made the discovery, has created a fly-through animation, which contrary to the old guidebooks and maps, now shows buildings stuffed in between the fortress and the river, including a huge rectangular complex surrounding a courtyard the size of a parade ground... 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/aug/12/caerleon-roman-archaeology-students-geophysics-buildings   
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 10:00:35 PM »

That is really cool.  The Romans were among the ancient world's most prolific and inspired builders.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 10:08:33 AM »

Let's just hope they don't discover one of these:

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