The Spanish archaeological team found the remains of an ancient city in the heart of the Pireneans, and it is even more surprising that people from the early Middle Ages lived in that city four centuries after the Latin occupation.
This is a sensational discovery by researchers from the University of Saragosa, and after three years of searching work, an ancient city was discovered, located between the first and the fifth centuries and located in the mountains of the Spanish Pyrenees, and a peasant village of the medieval Christian period, located from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries, is also being built on it, and the scientific report of this discovery, covered by the Spanish newspaper El País, is available on the website of the Spanish newspaper El País.
The Colorful Roman Buildings of the Age of Antiquity
The research team was able to distinguish between the Corinthian caps, the athletic bases, the rhymes and the carnival, and these remains point to the size of an intelligent ancient building. Thanks to their well-defined architecture, José Ángel Ascencio and his colleagues were able to date the period of these buildings, which were built in the first century C.E., and the presence of a puzzle board with images of aquatic residents, which was quite well preserved, shows the existence in the past of a Roman bath, a typical place in that society.
To the west of the archaeological excavation site, scientists also discovered structures sealed in Roman concrete, material similar to modern concrete, sewage exits, quadriang formations, and water tanks.
Researchers still wonder about the name of this imperial city, which has not yet been found in any written sources.
The medieval village "at the top" of the Latin city
Archaeologists were also struck by the strange discovery of a medieval village, "floated" into an ancient city; unlike the latter, a medieval village can be identified as "Arteda Civil" following some old manuscripts, and apart from the famous Roman remains, you can see the ruins of a church, a Christian cemetery, and open silhouette pits buried in the ground.
This discovery is a true historical treasure and will help researchers to clarify some of the unclear aspects of the different civilizations that have succeeded each other in this area of the Pireneans.