Unusual 1,700-year-old Roman industrial complex discovered

Unusual 1,700-year-old Roman industrial complex discovered



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In addition to evidence on the industrial activities of the time, researchers have excavated various articles that provide information on the daily life of the workers of the complex.

A team of archaeologists from Oxford Archeology discovered a Roman period industrial complex in Northamptonshire (United Kingdom), dated between the end of the third century and the middle of the fourth century of our era, according to a statement from the company.

Located inside a Roman villa, this site has provided valuable information to researchers for a detailed understanding of lifestyle of the people who lived and worked in the area during the last century of Roman occupation, a time of economic and social upheaval within the empire.

During the excavation, archaeologists found two large tile kilns, a lime kiln to produce mortar, as well as five ceramic kilns and other materials used for the construction and operation of a large Roman villa located about 300 meters east of the complex.

Similarly, they were foundvarious personal items such as buckles, coins, jewelry and other items that provide researchers with invaluable information about the daily life of the workers of the industrial complex, a field little explored due to the lack of material evidence.

Among the highlights are a rebel emperor Allectus coin, which ruled a small splinter empire based in Great Britain between AD 293 and 296, as well as a fragment of tile with the partial inscription of the manufacturer's name.

More than 2,000 Roman villas are known in the UK, more than forty of them located in Northamptonshire; However, in general the investigations have focused on the main complex, and not on the industrial areas inhabited by workers from nearby regions, the statement details.


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