Polish archeologists discover Roman fort in Ukraine





Roman legionary quarters have been discovered on the Crimean peninsula on the Black Sea by Polish archeologists.

A team of Polish archeologists supervised by Radoslaw Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski
from the Archeology Institute at the University of Warsaw have discovered a house of a Roman legionary consisting of several spacious rooms in Balaklava in the Crimea.

“The discovery suggests that there must have been a Roman fort here. We aren’t sure yet how big it was and where the borders were but we hope to find an answer to these questions,” says Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski.

The archeologists established that in 1 A.D. a settlement on the Crimean peninsula, which was later to become Balaklava, was burnt. In 2 A.D. it was conquered by the Romans who built the fort including legionary quarters.


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