The ancient Roman millennium military camp that once housed 600 soldiers resurfaces due to drought
Around AD 75 (more than 1,900 years ago), the ancient Romans began to build military camps along the Lima River in what is now Galicia in northwestern Spain, Spanish researchers wrote in a 2018 study. A century later, they left the camp.
A dam was built locally in 1949 to form the Asconchas Reservoir, and the former military camp was also submerged. This summer, affected by dry weather, the water level of the reservoir dropped, and the ancient camp reappeared on the river bank.
It is understood that the complex consists of multiple military camps, two granaries, hospitals, a temple and thermal baths. In its heyday, it accommodated as many as 600 ancient Roman soldiers. It can be seen from the aerial photos that this is a group of Messy, neatly arranged stone buildings, mostly taupe pebbles.
In addition to the ancient military camp, affected by the dry weather, some buildings, ships, etc. that were covered with dust in the early years have also come out to see the light of day, telling the past that really happened.
Picture from: Spain’s “Vigo Beacon”