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Friday, July 31, 2009

Aerial Photos Discover Lost Roman City

Aerial photographs have revealed the streetplan of a lost Roman city called Altinum, which some scholars regard as a forerunner of Venice.

The images reveal the remains of city walls, the street network, dwellings, theatres and other structures.

They also show a complex network of rivers and canals, revealing how the people mastered the marshy environment in what is now the lagoon of Venice.

Details of the research have been published in the journal Science.

link: BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Maps reveal Venice 'forerunner'


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