Found: A Wealthy Roman Neighborhood in France, Preserved Under Ash

(via Atlas ObscuraHundreds of years ago, in the late 1st century A.D., this neighborhood near the Rhône River, in what’s now southwestern France, was a place for wealthy Romans to build sumptuous houses. For 300 years, families made their homes here, until one day a fire forced them out.  Now, as a developer prepares to build new houses here archaeologists have rediscovered this hidden Roman neighborhood.


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