Winged building Roman times
In England discovered the remains of a strange “winged” structure that is not unlike any object known to historians of architecture.
The building, built about 1,800 years ago, is in Norfolk, in the East, to the South from the ancient city Venta, Icenorum. Archaeologists confused by the following: to the room that leads to the Central hall, adjoined by two rows of rooms, diverging Y-shaped.
“During the Roman Empire people built on the basis of a certain “repertoire” of architectural forms”, — underlines one of the authors of the opening of William Bowden from the University of Nottingham (UK). But such a plan specialists have never been caught.
Image Of William Bowden.
The structure was probably part of a complex of buildings, which also included the Villa in the North and at least two other facilities located in the North-East and North-West. In addition, judging, Aerophotosshot, there was another building, oval or polygonal shape of the apse to the East of the “Y”.
The Foundation of the wings and the rectangular part of the room is a thin layer of rammed clay and chalk. “This suggests that the building was easy — walls of wood, plastered with clay, and the roof of straw,” says Mr. Bowden. In this regard, it is logical to assume that the construction wasn’t meant to last.
The Central room that led to the Y-room, opposite, was built for the ages: the Foundation of lime mortar mixed with clay and small pieces of flint and brick. Most likely, the roof was tiled. “The Roman tile was very big and heavy” — recalls the expert.
When Y-shaped room has died, in its place was erected a new one, this time with jewelry. Archaeologists have discovered holes from the poles with colored wall plaster.
Found a few artifacts, but they cannot with certainty be associated with Y-structure, since the land in this place was flung open and the layers were violated. Although managed to find a few undisturbed layers, they were very poor in artifacts. Most likely, this building really was used a very short time. Most likely, it was built for a single ceremony.
Maybe something will explain what Norfolk in Roman times was inhabited by the tribe of ianov. Their religion was associated with natural objects; indeed, Y-shaped structure stood on a hilltop, windswept. On the other hand, Esenov was very simple architecture.
The building has stood through many years after this people disappeared from the pages of history; it happened after the rebellion of Boudicca in 60-61, but archaeology suggests that prices resisted a long Roman villas in Norfolk is considerably less than in other areas of Britain.
Aerophotossnapshot residues of the structure (photos Michael Page).
Prepared according to LiveScience.