Greatest Archaeological Discovery of 2020 – Ancient Roman Mosaic Floor Uncovered In Verona

Uncovered by the Soprintendenza di Verona the ancient Roman mosaic floor found almost intact in the Valpolicella region in the Verona province of Italy might be the greatest archaeological discovery of 2020. Since 1922 the site was left abandoned, until the last summer when the digging resumed. “After countless decades of failed attempts, part of the floor and foundations of the Roman villa located north of Verona, discovered by scholars a century ago, has finally been brought to light,” authorities from Negrar di Valpolicella shared on Facebook. An archeological treasure under the vines; the mosaic was found in excellent condition, and such news needed great admiration from people all around the world. To ensure that historian Myko Clelland shared this news on his Twitter which luckily became viral. Clelland talked about the importance of this discovery: “It’s rare to find something in such good condition and so complete.” How do these ancient towns get buried? “Soil and leaves can cover them, floods can bring silt and water, or dust settles on them. People have a habit of often building in the same locations and on top of their previous efforts—they might build over the foundations of old buildings or atop their ruins.”

 

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