French Gallo-Roman sanctuary is archaeologists' dream

Archaeologists working near the ancient site of Vindunum  (now Le Mans, France) have found an "exceptional discovery," a vast complex of temples dating to the first through third centuries C.E.

"Given the size of the site, hundreds of pilgrims, possibly thousands, would have come here to honour the gods," said Gérard Guillier from the National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research. "They probably held other mass events here too."

The ancient site was discovered "after an aerial assessment that revealed the shape of the ancient buildings in the wheat fields."