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Roman city revealed in ‘astonishing level of detail’ by radar technology

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Roman city revealed in ‘astonishing level of detail’ by radar technology

Article by Alexander McNamara.

Archaeologists used ground penetrating radar technology (GPR) to map the entire Roman city Falerii Novi dating back to the 3rd Century.

Archaeologists have used advanced technology to map out an entire ancient Roman city buried deep underground without any digging.

For the first time, archaeologists at the University of Cambridge and Ghent University in Belgium have used ground penetrating radar (GPR) to create a complete and detailed map of the Roman city of Falerii Novi in Italy.

The team discovered a baths complex, a market, a temple and a public monument, as well as the city’s sprawling network of water pipes dating back to the 3rd Century.

Archaeologists believe GPR technology could revolutionise our understanding of ancient settlements, making it possible to explore larger areas in higher resolution, including those that cannot be excavated because they are trapped under modern structures. […]

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