Hidden Roman mosaic covered cave discovered!

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Hidden Roman mosaic covered cave discovered!

Postby Kate Tiler » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:20 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7104330.stm

"Italian archaeologists say they have found the long-lost underground grotto where ancient Romans believed a female wolf suckled the city's twin founders.

The cave believed to be the Lupercal was found near the ruins of Emperor Augustus' palace on the Palatine hill.

The 8m (26ft) high cave decorated with shells, mosaics and marble was found during restoration work on the palace. "


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Postby squamatus » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:49 pm

Awesome!


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Postby Verus » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:41 pm

Fantastic - makes you think what else is out there ?

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Postby lidimy » Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:36 pm

Wow, that's phenomenal! Especially that it hasn't collapsed in the interlude!


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Postby lawrence » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:47 pm

It's unbelievable that they're still making discoveries like this in the heart of Rome. There are hardly any vault mosaics found intact from the time of Augustus.
I imagine there will be a bit of a bunfight amongst the archeologists over who gets to be the first to actually step inside the cavern, I look forward to seeing better images of the mosaics when they do.
Thanks for putting this up Kate.
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Postby lidimy » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:32 pm

Was on the BBC news this evening :D


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