Unprecedented Roman camp discovered in Serbia

(ORDO NEWS) — In Serbia, archaeologists have discovered traces of a 2,000-year-old Roman military camp while conducting surveys in an area known as the “place of the prophets”. Experts call this discovery unprecedented for the region.

The opening is reported by the Telegraf. Archaeological excavations were carried out on the territory of the modern village of Kremna near the town of Uzhice. Here is a unique place, which in ancient times was called the “place of the prophets.”

Archaeologists hoped to unearth the sanctuary, but unearthed what they determined to be a Roman camp built in the 1st century AD. The find turned out to be unique for Serbia. Moreover, in terms of its characteristics, the found camp can only be compared with the Roman camps previously found in Spain and Britain.

“The camp is located at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level, which is unique in itself,” the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Monuments said in a statement.

“It has been preserved in its original form and is the best indicator of the level of development of Roman architecture. After further research, the chronology will be confirmed, and this a truly unique object can be put under constant protection.”

During excavations, the researchers found not only the remains of buildings, but also numerous artifacts. So, they collected a whole collection of arrowheads and coins, found elements of horse harness, including horseshoes. In the near future, all these artifacts will become exhibits of the National Museum in Uzhitz.

“The Romans arrived on the territory of modern Western Serbia as conquerors and chose convenient places for their residence from where they could observe the movements of the enemy army,” says archaeologist Marina Kotarac.

“The conquering army left behind sacrificial monuments dedicated to deities. The Romans on the territory of the city of Uzhice dominated in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. Wherever they planned to build settlements, they first built a road and stationed their forces.”

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