A 2000-year-old Roman wall discovered in Switzerland: Every day some archaeological discoveries are being made but a new discovery has taken the archaeological world by storm. In a recent archaeological discovery, an ancient 2000-year-old stone wall has been discovered in a gravel mine in central Switzerland. The new discovery has created a sensation across the world. Now archaeologists hope that this stone wall will give them information about the Romans in the north of Switzerland.
The Canton of Zug Office for the Protection of Monuments and Archeology reported the discovery of the wall. The wall is only a few centimeters below the surface and covers 5300 square feet near Cham-Oberville and indicates that there was an entire building complex with many rooms. This is not the first time that such a wall has been discovered in this area. About 100 years earlier, Roman buildings of similar dimensions had been unearthed.
“Only a few structural remains of this type from the Roman period are known in the pre-Alpine region,” said Christa Ebnother, professor of archeology of the Roman provinces at the University of Bern. He further said that “What is surprising is that the remains have been relatively well preserved.” However, it is still not clear why this monumental structure was built in the first place. However, it is more likely to have been a grand villa or a temple with a commanding view. Apart from this, the large number of iron nails found at the site also shows that the foundation of the wall must have been built of wood.
Some other popular discoveries made in the area are a settlement from the Middle Bronze Age, tombs from the Late Bronze Age and several coins from the Celtic Age. “We were also surprised to see that the top bricks were also visible above ground,” Gieshan Scheren, head of the department of prehistoric and prehistoric archeology at the Archaeological Society Zug, said in a statement.
Archaeologists have also discovered everyday objects from the Roman period, including tableware and glass vessels. Fragments of amphorae have also been found that were used to hold precious liquids such as wine, olive oil and fish sauce. These were brought from the Mediterranean Sea to Abnetwald near Cham, which tells much about the trade routes of the Roman period. Pieces of gold have also been found here which probably belong to jewellery. Copper and bronze coins were also part of the discovery, including denarius featuring Julius Caesar from the 1st century BC.
The most important historical sites in Switzerland
The Grossmünster is perhaps the most important church in Switzerland. It is one of the top 10 most important historical sites in Switzerland. In addition to its mythological roots, the cathedral is the site of Switzerland’s Protestant Reformation, a historical moment that shook the country and shaped it for centuries. According to tradition, Charlemagne found the tombs of the city’s patron saints Felix and Regula, after which a church was built on the site as was a monastery.
At first, the capital of the Helvetian and Roman colony was Aventicum, now known as Avenches. When it was on Lake Murten it became an economic, spiritual and cultural center due to its strong transport connections and trade routes. The museum houses remarkable objects such as a replica of the 33-centimetre high golden statue of Emperor Mark Aurel, mosaics, stone inscriptions and countless everyday objects.
Monte San Giorgio
Monte San Giorgio is one of the world’s most important fossil deposits from the Middle Triassic, a geological era that spanned from 247 to 237 million years ago. Since 1850, Swiss and Italian archaeologists have explored and analyzed fossils found on this mountain. These are notable for their diversity and excellent preservation. The designation of this ancient fossil site as a UNESCO World Heritage Site has increased its international fame.
The Lion Monument in Lucerne is a massive lion carved into a sandstone rock wall above a pond at the eastern end of the old town. It was constructed during the French Revolution. A tribute to the troops mainly from central Switzerland who died supporting King Louis XVI of France. On August 10, 1792, when the Republican populace besieged the royal Tuileries fortress in Paris, Swiss mercenaries attempted to protect the royal family and ensure their escape.
It is one of the top 10 most important historical sites in Switzerland. The Einstein House is at Kramgasse 49, in the center of the old town (Zeitglogg), about 200 meters from the clock tower. It is accessible to the general public. From 1903 to 1905, Albert Einstein rented the flat and lived there with his wife Mileva and son Hans Albert. The second floor apartment houses historical antiquities as well as photographs and texts displayed in contemporary showcase systems.