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Mysterious 'winged' structure discovered


Posted on Tuesday, 24 January, 2012 | Comment icon 14 comments | News tip by: Time Turner


Image credit: Matthias Kabel

 
By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

A new structure has been discovered in England that has no typical Roman era building characteristics.

Archaeologists have discovered a Roman era structure in the Norfolk area of England that has no known parallels to any other buildings from that same time period. "Generally speaking, [during] the Roman Empire people built within a fixed repertoire of architectural forms," said professor William Bowden. "What they were trying to achieve by using this design is really very difficult to say."

"A recently discovered mysterious "winged" structure in England, which in the Roman period may have been used as a temple, presents a puzzle for archaeologists, who say the building has no known parallels."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by highdesert50 on 24 January, 2012, 14:20
Would be interesting to know the prevailing wind direction to determine its effectiveness as a wind break for livestock or agricultural needs. Or, could have been the garage for the chariot ; )
Comment icon #6 Posted by Legaia on 25 January, 2012, 15:48
Really neat. Too bad it will forever be just another mystery..
Comment icon #7 Posted by glorybebe on 29 January, 2012, 18:27
Interesting, so I wonder what made the Romans change their rigid architectural design?
Comment icon #8 Posted by Wordless Wanderer on 29 January, 2012, 18:57
So interesting! It'd be so much better seeing it in person.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Abramelin on 29 January, 2012, 19:42
When I saw "Time Turner" I read "Tina Turner"... When I think about Tina Turner I think "muscular thighs" When I saw the drawing... I thought spread out thighs:
Comment icon #10 Posted by bulveye on 29 January, 2012, 19:52
Ha! You made milk squirt out my nose!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Abramelin on 29 January, 2012, 20:53
"Milk", yeah.
Comment icon #12 Posted by third_eye on 31 January, 2012, 11:30
Thou art thus anointed, may ye wear the wet bra with glory for eternity
Comment icon #13 Posted by Time Turner on 31 January, 2012, 20:56
Comment icon #14 Posted by Abramelin on 31 January, 2012, 21:55
I already explained it, Time Turner. I honestly did read "Tina Turner" when I read your post. And from then on I got...uhmmm... a bit distracted by the images I had in my mind of Tina Turner. OK, and sorry if I caused this thread to derail. Those thighs.....sigh... ,


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