Previously unknown Roman city found in Spain

(ORDO NEWS) — In the region of Aragon (Spain), excavations were carried out by archaeologists from the University of Zaragoza.

They managed to find a Roman city that was previously unknown to science. It contained buildings of monumental size.

The city discovered by experts has a fairly large size and many monumental architectures. Surprising is the fact that no one knew about the city before.

Back in 2018, human remains were found, as well as numerous structures. For a long time, scientists were sure that it was here that the dwelling of a hermit who lived in the Middle Ages was located.

Years later, archaeologists managed to establish that in the first century AD there was a city in this territory.

The experts analyzed the buildings and realized that they were huge. To date, several structures have been excavated, including baths, sewers, water pipes and several streets.

An incredible find was made in the immediate vicinity of the city of Artieda. Experts found out that there were two active phases of the settlement of the city.

The first falls on the 1st-5th century AD. Most likely, in the 5th century, this fairly large Roman city ceased to exist.

There was a long pause after that. The second phase of the settlement of the city falls on the 9th-13th century or the early medieval Christian era.

Experts suggest that the city was re-founded by the Visigoths. It was built on ruins, but then, for unknown reasons, it was abandoned again.

In written sources, until today, there were no mentions of the name of the ancient city. Scientists are going to carefully study the archives so that they can identify the settlements that were in this part of Spain in ancient times.

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