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Salve! Spain’s drought reveals ruins of ancient Roman encampment01:48

Salve! Spain’s drought reveals ruins of ancient Roman encampment

Spain, Porto Quintel
August 15, 2022 at 14:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

A drought has revealed the full extent of an ancient Roman settlement, as the waters of a Galicia reservoir in northwest Spain drastically receded, as seen in footage filmed on Saturday.

Aquis Querquennis is a Roman archaeological complex consisting of an encampment and mansion in Banos de Bande, on the banks of the Lima River near the Las Conchas reservoir.

The camp was occupied in the 1st and 2nd centuries, established as a construction site for the 330km-Roman road connecting modern-day Braga with Astorga.

The area was flooded to create the reservoir in 1949.

Salve! Spain’s drought reveals ruins of ancient Roman encampment01:48
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A drought has revealed the full extent of an ancient Roman settlement, as the waters of a Galicia reservoir in northwest Spain drastically receded, as seen in footage filmed on Saturday.

Aquis Querquennis is a Roman archaeological complex consisting of an encampment and mansion in Banos de Bande, on the banks of the Lima River near the Las Conchas reservoir.

The camp was occupied in the 1st and 2nd centuries, established as a construction site for the 330km-Roman road connecting modern-day Braga with Astorga.

The area was flooded to create the reservoir in 1949.