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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Prince's Palace Found in Volcanic Crater

The palace was discovered on the site of the ancient acropolis of Gabii, where, according to legend, Rome's mythical founders, Romulus and Remus, were educated. The building dates to the sixth century B.C and boasts the highest intact walls from the period ever found in Italy, standing at around 6.56 feet high.

"The dig has shown that the richly decorated monumental roof was dismantled, and the building filled with rubble. This has been a blessing, since it has allowed the palace to remain virtually intact," archaeologist Marco Fabbri of Rome's Tor Vergata University, told Discovery News.

Read the entire story at Discovery News


Carl said...

Hi again Ancient Digger..This is amazing! Have they done a computer generated drawing of what this palace would have looked like?

The Ancient Digger said...

They have not yet Carl. I can't wait until they do.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I was lucky enough to visit Rome almost exactly a year ago. I was struck by the antiquity all around which has been absorbed into the city. That there are still such extensive and relatively untouched new discoveries is very exciting.

The Ancient Digger said...


I agree. There is so much more they're finding. I just started getting into Classical history, so I am beginning to have more of an appreciation for it

RS Wing said...

It's a great find and I'm curious now how long the excavation will take to completely unveil this valueable antiquity of history.

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