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Abandoned Roman town of Interamna Lirenas mapped by researchers

Researchers have mapped the ancient Roman town of Interamna Lirenas in Italy which was abandoned 1,500 years ago.

The street plan reveals the location of a theatre, marketplace and other buildings on the site of Interamna Lirenas in the Liri Valley of Southern Lazio.

It debunks previous views that the town, originally founded as a Roman colony in the 4th century BC and located 50 miles south of Rome, was nothing but a sleepy backwater.

Martin Millett, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, said the complete street plan showed Interamna Lirenas was a bustling urban centre in its own right.

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Story: Ben Kendall | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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