September 25, 2018

New Discovery In Sarmizegetusa: Roman Fresco Found In Ancient Official’s Home

A team of Romanian archaeologists, assisted in their work by student volunteers from the US, the United Kingdom, France and Romania discovered a Roman fresco from an ancient official’s home was discovered at Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, the capital of Roman Dacia (Hunedoara County). The finding is unique, being a fully-preserved fresco. The archeologists have also found the walls of a room from a 2nd century Roman official’s home, covered by the fresco, which was covered in turn by a coat of plaster and thus preserved. “It was definitely an official’s home, as it was joined to the aqueduct system, not everyone could afford such luxury in those days,” stated the head of the archaeologists’ team, Dr. Ioan Piso. The volunteers will remain in Sarmizegetusa until August 6. Before leaving, they will organize an Open Doors Day on the archaeological site, so tourists will be able to see the discovery before the fresco is moved to a museum.

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