Roman cemetery discovered in northeastern Slovenia

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Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Roman cemetery during the course of roadworks in the Slovenian town of Moskanjci in the municipality of Gorisnica.

Roman cemetery discovered in northeastern Slovenia
Credit: Monika Horvat




So far, eight cremation graves have been excavated, which appear to date from the second or third century AD. Among the grave goods retrieved are the remains of ceramic vessels, iron objects and coins.

Roman cemetery discovered in northeastern Slovenia
Credit: Monika Horvat

“Apart from the gold earring and coins, a fully preserved oil lamp with a seal stands out among the material. An abundance of various Roman-era iron objects was discovered in the burials, and in one a gold earring with a glass strawberry. Based on the finds, the tombs likely date to the period from the second to the first third of the 3rd century AD,” said the state directorate for infrastructure, which is leading the construction project.

In addition to the burials, archaeologists have found a paved road running north-south and another running east-west.

Credit: Svet24 [trsl. TANN; July 12, 2020]