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Excavations of a Roman House

Nature volume 162, page 78 (10 July 1948) | Download Citation



DR. FELIX OSWALD has now carried further the story of his years of excavation at Margidunum*. So little remained of the buildings of the first-century camp after the Roman demolitions in Hadrian‘s reign that at first the excavator seemed faced with a hopeless task ; but by the painstaking investigation of every foot of the area concerned, down to the level of the undisturbed subsoil, the greater part of the plan of a building identified as the Commandant‘s House was revealed. Unfortunately, the eastern rooms of this house lie beneath the Fosse Way, which crosses the centre of the camp at this point, and possibly a hypocaust may lie buried here, as none was found elsewhere.

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