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ARCHAEOLOGY - Historic stadium found in Aydın

ARCHAEOLOGY - Historic stadium found in Aydın | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
The best-preserved stadium in the Anatolian region has been found at the ancient city of Magnesia in the Aegean
province of Aydın’s Germencik.

 

During excavation in the ancient city of Magnesia, located in the Ortaklar district of Germencik in the Aegean province of Aydın, the best preserved stadium in Anatolia has been unearthed. Excavations and restoration works have continued for 28 years under the leadership of the head of the Ankara University Archaeology Department Professor Orhan Bingöl.

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At the mouth of the Tiber

At the mouth of the Tiber | Archaeology News | Scoop.it

OSTIA In this port city of ancient Rome, SUKANYA RAMANUJAN finds the remains of a perfectly planned township with baths and dining rooms...

Located about 30 km west of Rome, it's a perfect destination for a day trip. A short walk from the railway station brings us to the archaeological site. Tombs line either side of the road leading to the old city gate — the lavishness of their decorations indicating the social status of the occupants. Further down, I’m surprised by the sudden appearance of wells in the middle of the road — apparently settlers have conveniently tapped the old underground Roman lead pipes supplying water from the aqueducts.

The roads aren’t the only things to be admired in Ostia. Once inside the city walls, we spot the relatively well-preserved insulae — structures similar to modern apartment blocks. The ground floors were often given over to shops and the floors above served as residential space.

This article takes us on a travellers tale around the port of Rome

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joseph mora's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:19 PM

in important roman building that could of held township bathing and room dining

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Balloons illuminate Hadrian's Wall

Balloons illuminate Hadrian's Wall | Archaeology News | Scoop.it
A colourful line of pulsating balloons has lit up the night sky along the 73 mile (117km) length of Hadrian's Wall.
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