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Swiss Alps revealing secrets: 2,000-year-old Roman walls unearthed in excavation

In a remarkable archaeological discovery, ancient Roman walls dating back 2,000 years have been unearthed in the picturesque Swiss Alps. This extraordinary find, made during a gravel pit excavation in Cham, Canton of Zug, has ignited excitement among experts.

The well-preserved walls, along with artifacts like iron nails, gold fragments, pottery, glassware, and even a silver coin depicting an elephant trampling a snake or dragon, offer valuable insights into Roman activity in central Switzerland. With an expansive area of over 5,300 square feet, the purpose of this site, whether a villa or temple, remains a tantalizing mystery. Don’t miss a chance to explore this historic treasure during an “excavation day” on September 2.

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Source: livescience.com

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