New archaeological discovery

2012-12-09 11:20

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Paris - French and Italian archaeologists have found the remains of a grain port that played a critical role in the rise of ancient Rome, France's National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) said on Thursday.

The evidence points to a port established between the fourth and second century BCE (Before Common Era) and had a depth of 6m, making it accessible to sea-going vessels, the CNRS said.

In the first century CE, the grain port at Ostia was superseded by a giant installation covering 200ha at Portus.

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