2,000-year-old Roman temple discovered in the Netherlands

June 21, 2022 by No Comments

A group of archaeologists during excavations discovered a Roman temple in the Netherlands, whose age is about 2000 years. This is reported by the Dutch National Agency for Cultural Development.

As specified, the complex was found by chance during the extraction of clay in the village of Herven-Hemeling, in the province of Gelderland, which is located near the German border. At the time of the construction of the temple, the border of the Roman Empire passed in this area, so a limes (fortified border point) was also seen nearby. The researchers were able to unearth two temples that were built and operated in the 1st-4th century AD.

The first find was distinguished by tiled roofing and frescoes on the walls, while the second sanctuary was slightly smaller. In addition, experts found fragments of statues of gods, painted pieces of plaster, tiles with inscriptions made by the military, as well as pits in which sacrificial fires were kindled.

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