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Remains of Possible Roman Library Found in Cologne, Germany

Posted by Jean-Yves on Aug 2, 2018
 

Archaeologists in Cologne are sure they have found what looks like the foundations of the oldest verifiable library in Germany. It was built by the Romans about 1,800 years ago.

The massive remains of an ancient wall in the city of Cologne were first unearthed a year ago during construction work for a new Protestant church community center. While it was clear from the start that the wall was of Roman origin, it was initially believed to be the ruins of a public assembly room. But what stumped experts were “unusual, niche-like divisions” in the wall, says Cologne historic preservation official Marcus Trier.

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