Monday, December 15, 2008

Ancient Roman Battlefield Provides New Insights

Here is some interesting archaeological news from the weekend...
Ancient Roman battlefield excavated in Lower Saxony A Roman dagger from another dig near Hedemünden. Photo: DPA
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient roman battlefield from the third century near Göttingen that will rewrite history, Lower Saxony's department for preservation of historical monuments said on Thursday. “The find can be dated to the third century and will definitely change the historical perception of that time,” Dr. Henning Haßmann told The Local. The amazing discovery allows an insight in what must have been a dramatic battle between Romans and Germanic tribes. “The find indicates a massive Roman military presence,” Haßmann said.
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