Roman garrison commander’s quarters found in Ukraine

Published on October 3rd, 2013 | by Admin

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A large house belonging to a Roman garrison commander has been found in the Crimea.

“At first we thought that we were digging up the common barracks or quarters of one of the officers – centurions. However, the structure turned out to be more extensive than we thought. We uncovered a large house with rooms surrounding a stone-paved courtyard from three sides. Analogies with similar Roman forts indicate that the house belonged to the garrison commander” – said Dr. Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski.

The commander of the garrison was a high-ranking officer (tribune), who probably only visited outposts, and had permanent quarters on the Lower Danube.

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Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: Massimo Legni/Sbeaem/Unito

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