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12 Roman cremation graves and Roman road unearthed near Verona


12 Roman cremation graves with vessels and ceramic cups, glass ‘unguentaria’, oil lamps, coins, a pawn game and even a pair of golden earrings and a main Roman road have been found during the third excavation season carried out by the University of Verona and La Sapienza of Rome at Gazzo Veronese (near Verona).

12 Roman cremation graves and Roman road unearthed near Verona

The graves found this year and last year confirm a Roman necropolis on either side of the recently excavated Roman road, very likely the road ‘Claudia Augusta’ that led from Hostilia to Verona and then on the other side of the Alps.

12 Roman cremation graves and Roman road unearthed near Verona
12 Roman cremation graves and Roman road unearthed near Verona

The graves help to date the construction of the road to the late first century B.C. at the time of Drusus’ Alpine conquests (16-15 BC). The Via ‘Claudia Augusta’ was then monumentalized by Drusus’ son, the emperor Claudius.

Source: VeronaSera [November 03, 2016]
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