Skip to comments.Enthusiast uses Google to reveal Roman ruins (googling, googlemaps)
Posted on 09/17/2005 10:41:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Luca Mori was studying maps of the region around his town of Sorbolo, near Parma, when he noticed a prominent, oval, shaded form more than 500 metres long. It was the meander of an ancient river, visible because former watercourses absorb different amounts of moisture from the air than their surroundings do. His eye was caught by unusual 'rectangular shadows' nearby... "Mori's research is interesting in its approach," says Manuela Catarsi Dall'Aglio, an archaeologist at the National Archaeological Museum of Parma. He says the find may be similar to a villa the museum is currently excavating at Cannetolo di Fontanellato, which was found during the construction of a high-speed rail network. "Only a scientific, archeological dig will tell," he adds.
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Thanks for finding this story - how very interesting.
You're most welcome. Found it -- directly or indirectly -- while Scirus-ing for radiocarbon dating results for multirow barley. Basically, I've been blog-surfing.
I also meant to say thanks for all the great articles recently. With luck, I'll catch up on them tomorrow. Your efforts are appreciated, very much.
In these cases, one needs a big doily.
Absolutely. I eat that up with a spoon. ;') But seriously, you're most welcome.
all with the hopes that someday I will return to archaeology and perhaps take part in a dig at Pompeii or somewhere in the Mediterranean.
While we are all thanking you I would like to add mine... always enjoy your pings!!!
['Civ takes a bow]
I couldn't even find parking near my home.
Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
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