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Remains of Ancient Roman Soldier Found in 1,700
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Archaeological evidence of a Roman military encampment—including a cooking pot possibly containing the remains of a Roman soldier—was discovered at Legio near Tel Megiddo in northern Israel, Haaretz reports. The camp reportedly dates to the second and third centuries. Its existence, according to Haaretz, provides evidence for the assumption that the Galilee was the site of a major Roman military presence nearly two millennia ago. The excavation of the site, which took place from 2013 to 2017, was co-led by Yotam Tepper, an archaeologist at Haifa University in Israel, and carried out alongside the Israel Antiquities Authority. read more
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