(ORDO NEWS) — In Britain, a mouthpiece from the ancient Roman root was discovered. This is reported by the Vindolanda Charitable Trust.
The find was made on the territory of the Vindolanda archaeological site. In the first centuries of our era, there was a fortified camp near Hadrian’s Wall, a Roman defensive line built to protect against the Celts.
On its territory, scientists have found thousands of artifacts, and recent excavations have also been crowned with major success.
Archaeologists have explored the ruins of the schola, a room in the central part of the camp near the officers’ barracks.
Beneath it, they found a brass mouthpiece from a cornu, an ancient Roman musical instrument. It was a type of G-shaped trumpet or bugle, up to three meters long, which was often used for military purposes and in official ceremonies. Most likely, the mouthpiece was made in 120-128 AD.
Scientists hope that the discovery will partially restore the sound of this wind instrument. Historians were already familiar with his appearance from numerous images, including on Trajan’s column.
Previously, archaeologists discovered opium in an ancient Israeli vessel.
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