Archaeologists discover possible Roman site in Northwest Hungary

The mysterious trenches in the Kisalföld region date back to the medieval, and possibly Roman period.

By: All Hungary News
2008-10-20 08:05

Archaeologists found a system of trenches built during two or three different historical ages near Rábapatona, Győr-Moson-Sopron County, reports local news portal It is not yet clear when and why the trenches were created.


Excavation works started six weeks ago at the location where a traffic intersection on Route 85 is planned to be built by 2010. The most peculiar discovery at the site is a circular trench which may be the remains of a 3,500-year-old mass grave. Another trench, which runs parallel to the road, may have been a drainage canal next to a medieval road. Yet another, which forms a rectangle with 120 to 150-meter-long sides, is thought to have been a border between plots in Roman or Medieval times or was built by a Roman military group and used as a temporary camp. Remains of a building which once stood nearby were also found.


To solve the mysteries, archaeologists plan to take aerial photos of the area in the spring, as the different colors of the new sprouts will outline any extensions to the trenches.


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