Bronze Age village discovered near ancient Aquileia

Remains of a 3500-year-old settlement were found by archaeologists near the ancient Roman city of Aquileia in Northeast Italy. The village was found next to an ancient Roman canal, known as the Canale Anfora, by a team of archaeologists from the University of Udine. The village had an area of 100,000 square metres. Among the findings were the foundations of several buildings made from gravel and stone, a series of open hearths, fragments of pottery and other household items such as rudimentary spindles. Based on the artefacts found at the site it can be determined that it existed for some 300 years between 1500BC and 1200BC.

The site of the excavations (by The Local)
The site of the excavations (by The Local)

(after The Local)

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