Evidence of 1st century Roman military camp found in Germany

For generations, archaeologists have been looking for evidence of a Roman presence in eastern Germany, and with the discovery of a large, first century military camp near Hachelbich in Thuringia, they have found it.

The Roman site was first discovered in 2010 by construction workers for a road project. Now geomagnetic surveys have revealed soil disturbances showing the outline of the military camp covering more than twelve hectares. Excavations have uncovered bake ovens, boot nails and part of a scabbard.