Venice “Ancestor” City Mapped for First Time

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 30, 2009   View Article

The outline of an ancient Roman city buried beneath cropland near Venice, Italy, has been mapped in detail for the first time with the aid of aerial photography, a new study says.

Until now the ancient city of Altinum, which dates back at least to the first century B.C., was known only from historical records and a few minor excavations.

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