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    Mysterious 'Winged' Structure from Ancient Rome Discovered
    History; Posted on: 2012-01-24 06:40:58 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    Europa reveals yet another of her secrets and of our people who live there.

    A recently discovered mysterious "winged" structure in England, which in the Roman period may have been used as a temple, presents a puzzle for archaeologists, who say the building has no known parallels. (Emphasis ours. --Ed.)

    Built around 1,800 years ago, the structure was discovered in Norfolk, in eastern England, just to the south of the ancient town of Venta Icenorum. The structure has two wings radiating out from a rectangular room that in turn leads to a central room.



    "Generally speaking, [during] the Roman Empire people built within a fixed repertoire of architectural forms," said William Bowden, a professor at the University of Nottingham, who reported the find in the most recent edition of the Journal of Roman Archaeology. The investigation was carried out in conjunction with the Norfolk Archaeological and Historical Research Group.

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