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Roman hospital excavated in Moravia

Excavations have begun on the site of a Roman hospital which is described as the largest preserved site of its kind north of the Danube.

The hospital, 60 m by 45 m in size, was part of an extensive fortified complex the 10th Roman legion built on Hradisko hill in the latter half of the second century. At that time, during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, it was the northernmost outpost of the Roman Empire in central Europe. The Germans had been making raids across the Danube and the Romans established the stronghold in order to keep them at bay.

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