Slave tunnel found under Hadrian’s villa

Published on September 6th, 2013 | by Admin


A large slave tunnel has been found underneath Emperor Hadrian’s 2nd-century villa in Tivoli, Italy.

The newly-found tunnel was large enough to have taken carts and wagons, which would have ferried food, fire wood and other goods from one part of the sprawling palace to another.

The villa, at Tivoli, about 20 miles east of Rome, was built by Hadrian in the 2nd century AD and was the largest ever constructed in the Roman period.

It covered around 250 acres and consisted of more than 30 major buildings.

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Story: Nick Squires, The Telegraph | Photo: Getty Images

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