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12-02-2008, 10:20 AM
German experts from the Archeological Institute of Frankfurt in collaboration with our experts have come to an incredible discovery- they have found monumental buildings below Romuliana covering 300 square meters. A temple and 25 objects have been hidden under the surface.

“It was generally believed that Romuliana, the place where Roman emperor Caius Valerius Galerius Maximianus (297-311) was born, was a village. This discovery casts a completely new light on historical data about Romuliana, proving that it was a Roman settlement with all characteristics of Roman cities of the time,” says Bora Dimitrijevic, the director from the museum in Zajecar.
According to him, a building made of solid material, most probably a temple, has been discovered under the ground.
“Next year we will probably know more when we continue our excavations. The 25 buildings that we have found so far on 35 hectometers are very interesting,” Dimitrijevic says.
These unusual discoveries will most probably change an overall picture of Romuliana built in the 4th century which has recently become protected by the UESCO.
On the western side of the archeological site three buildings have also been found, which are reminiscent of churches, but there are still no evidence that they are Christian temples.
“Until the end of December, we will sign a five-year contract with our colleagues from Germany about further exploration of Romuliana. Next year we expect to carry on with it on the location between the Palace and sacred Magur,” Dimitrijevic says.