Abandoned Roman town of Interamna Lirenas mapped by researchers
Published on September 10th, 2012 | by Admin0
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.
Story: Ben Kendall | Photo: Wikimedia Commons