Spectacular Fund: coal-excavator-sets the Danube-ship out of the 3. Century free

in The mining of coal in the Serbian town of Kostolac is encountered and an excavator on a river ship from the Roman period. The 19-metre-long boat made of wood

Spectacular Fund: coal-excavator-sets the Danube-ship out of the 3. Century free

in The mining of coal in the Serbian town of Kostolac is encountered and an excavator on a river ship from the Roman period. The 19-metre-long boat made of wood is more than half, and served the Romans in the garrison city of Viminatium in 3. Century to transport the Legionnaires and Were on the Danube.

archaeological excavations in spite of Corona

"We were very lucky," said archaeologist Miomir Korac, the German press Agency. At the time of the discovery of the ship in March, the Corona, erupted in Serbia pandemic. "We snuck practically in silence to the site and recovered the wreckage," he described it Korac, the head of for more than 20 years, the excavations in Viminatium. In normal times, the Stop of the construction machinery would have caused enormous costs.

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The spectacular find of allows conclusions as to the remarkable level of craftsmanship of the Roman ship builders. The well-preserved hull can be seen in Detail with the artistry of the former ship carpenters from the planks knew the keel to shape. In addition to the large ship in March also two smaller, canoe were found-like boats.

Sunken city of Viminatium

Viminatium is on an area of 450 acres as a particularly rich archaeological site. The capital of the Roman province of Maesia Superior sank after its destruction by a aware of a storm in the year 584 in the mud of the Danube. For this reason, were built on her later, no other settlements or cities. Archaeologists dug here in the last few decades, a Mausoleum, an amphitheatre, frescoes, mosaics, and ceramics.

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Date Of Update: 03 June 2020, 10:26

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