Mysterious inscriptions from the 2nd and 3rd centuries had left archaeologists baffled since their discovery a century ago. Now Dr. Aleksandra Kubiak-Schneider from the University of Warsaw says she has cracked it.
The Latin text describes the founding of temples and other public buildings, names inscribed on tombstones and other everyday matters of the bustling city’s inhabitants, telling stories no immortalised in stone.
The mosaic may have adorned the bedroom floor of a local commander’s home, and dates back some 2,000 years.
Hundreds of thousands of silver Roman coins found in the areas inhabited by Goths and Vandals in the beginning of the first century have up until now been considered genuine currency from the Roman empire. But now Warsaw University archaeologists are on the trail of the counterfeit criminals.
An unprecedented discovery has for the first time placed the Roman legions in the Polish region of Kujawy, much further outside the Roman Empire’s borders than had previously been assumed.