French archaeologists uncover Roman neighborhood dating back to 1st century

By The European Union Times

French archaeologists have unearthed a Roman neighborhood in the country’s southeast, calling the discovery a “real little Pompeii.” The findings include the remains of luxury homes and public buildings.

The discovery took place on the banks of the Rhone river in the city of Vienne, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Lyon. It was found on land awaiting the construction of a housing complex and covers nearly 7,000 square meters (75,000 square feet).

The neighborhood includes homes dating back to the 1st century AD, and is believed to have been inhabited for around 300 years before being abandoned after a series [READ MORE HERE]

Source: EU Times

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