The team, from nearby Mainz University, discovered a Roman coin, pieces of pottery, roof tiles, decorated bricks and 23 pieces of raw lead. The students also believe they have found the wall outlines of a building.
“We think it’s from the first to third century after Christ,” said Dr. Guntram Schwitalla, a district archaeologist in Hessen. “If it’s from the second century A.D., it would be a civilian building and we didn’t expect this. We expected only military buildings.”