Scientists have claimed they have discovered a city that dates back to almost 2,000 years, and it apparently looks astounding. It is strange to discover something like this, but according to the researchers, this ancient city, which goes by the name ‘Ucetia’ is apparently an ancient Roman city, which was only known by the name before the researchers discovered it. It was lost 2,000 years ago and since that time, its existence was questioned by many.
Ucetia – 2000 Years Old Ancient City
This city was apparently lost since 2,000 years and only the name was known to the researchers. Many of the scientists questioned its existence, because not many of them believed that it actually existed. But, recently, this beautiful city was discovered and the researchers claim that it was astounding.
Allegedly, the city was believed to have existed since before the Roman conquest of Great Britain in 43 AD. Recently, the group of archeologists have uncovered the long lost and elusive metropolis near Uzes, in southern France. INRAP – The French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research’s Philippe Cayn, lead the team, who uncovered a spectacular 4,000 sqm city decorated with elaborate mosaics.
The Romans began to conquer France back in 121 BC, and Julius Caesar oversaw the total takeover by 51 BC. Until the city was discovered, the historian claimed of its existence, but once it was discovered, the archeologists were shocked to witness the remains of this city. It apparently had some features of the middle ages and could belong to somewhere between 1st century BC and 7th century AD.
What Did The Archeologists Find?
When the French government officials called for the excavation in October, to build a boarding school, after buying up land near Uzes, the archeologists found some remains of a city and discovered the city to be Ucetia. The lost city was all the more interesting and astounding because it was decorated with beautiful mosaics, which the researchers salvaged.
The floors had huge mosaics, and remains of public buildings like walls, a kitchen-style room where a bread oven was set up was also discovered.
The most awe striking footage was that of an intricately designed piece which shows a sun surrounded by an owl, deer, duck and eagle as well as ocean waves, while one other piece had circles, triangles and diamonds perfectly framed within a triangle.
The floor also had a square mosaic with dolphin motifs, which looked too creative.
The artworks in this site were sure indicative of the creativity of the ancient Romans. The archeology work will apparently go on till August 2017, and researchers are hoping to excavate more things from this wonderful lost city of Ucetia.