Camels in Belgium?

Belgian archeologists Fabienne Pigière and Denis Henrotay have found evidence of camels in Belgium, specifically, camels used by the Romans near military and civilian towns. Their report can be found in an upcoming article for the Journal of Archaeological Science.

The report is based on the discovery of the bones of a Roman-era dromedary camel in Arlon, Belgium, as well as 22 other sites throughout Northern Europe. "The camels brought to the northern provinces may have been originally pack animals linked with the traffic on the Roman road," the authors write in the article.