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Man finds Roman burial chambers in his back garden
05 September 2019 @ 18:25

A SEVILLA man having his house extended has unearthed an almost completely intact Roman funerary chamber in his garden.

José Avilés – known to friends and family as 'Pepe' – who lives in the town of Carmona was stunned when the ancient graveyard structure surfaced whilst workmen were lowering the ground level and demolishing part of a broken wall to make way for his new extension.

It has been described as a hole of around a metre square through which a stone arch is clearly visible, giving access to a second chamber with a domed roof.

As soon as he found it, Pepe called Carmona town hall's archaeological department, and they sent a specialist out to see whether what he had found really was of historical relevance.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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