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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2021 8:44 p.m. PST

… in the Coolest Way

"Archaeologists have discovered the remains of dozens of Roman military camps in northern Spain, ferreting out their location thousands of years later. The scientists discovered the camps, set by Roman legions during the pacification of Hispania, using a combination of online maps, satellite photography, lidar, and drones.

One of the oldest features of military life is the armed camp. Armies on the move must prepare positions to spend the night, take shelter from the elements, or train. In antiquity—and even today—armies typically have exacting procedures for setting temporary quarters…"

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jan 2021 7:20 a.m. PST

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Legionarius10 Jan 2021 10:45 a.m. PST

Unless we find previously unknown literary sources the only hope for learning more about Rome is through archaeology.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2021 2:25 p.m. PST

Agree!.

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Zephyr110 Jan 2021 8:46 p.m. PST

"Jackpot! We found a Roman latrine…!"

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2021 11:29 a.m. PST

Ha!….

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