The first Roman tomb discovered at Porolissum archaeological site

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A Roman limestone tomb has been recently discovered at Porolissum archaeological site in Salaj County. The archaeologists say it is an unusual discovery the more it hasn’t been discovered in the necropolis of the Roman Castrum, but in the sacred area.

The sarcophagus has been discovered accidentally and has two parts – a cap piece and the body. The limestone piece is quite heavy but lacks adornments, except for the model sculpted on the cap, which was quite frequent in the Roman age.

First investigations unveiled the tomb had been robbed in ancient times, as it has a big hole on one of the cap sides. No objects have been found inside the tomb, only fragments from the skeleton of the persons buried there.

Read further details about the fortress and about the latest discoveries here: http://www.romaniajournal.ro/roman-castrum-porolissum-one-of-the-best-preserved-archaeological-sites-in-romania/

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