Friday, 1 June 2018

Serbian archaeologists at ancient Roman city of Viminacium

Serbian archaeologists at the site of the ancient Roman city of Viminacium have found an intact sarcophagus with two skeletons bedecked with gold and silver adornments. In addition to three delicate glass perfume bottles, the woman had golden earrings, a necklace, a silver mirror and several hair pins, while a silver belt buckle and remains of shoes were found lying around the man. Clearly they were high status individuals.
The Viminacium site, around 70 km east of Belgrade, was a military camp and the capital of the Roman province of Moesia Superior, dating back to the 1st century AD. It could have been the home to some 40,000 people. So far, only about 4 percent of it has been explored.