September 19, 2021

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Sunken settlement discovered beneath a Venice lagoon

Here, a reconstruction of the Treporti channel highway in Roman rimes. The Venice lagoon would have been to the left of the highway and to the Adriatic Sea to the suitable. (Picture credit: Antonio Calandriello and Giuseppe D’Acunto/Scientific Studies, doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92939-w)

The submerged remains of a Roman highway have been found on the seafloor of the Venice lagoon, alongside with archaeological structures that are assumed to be what is actually still left of a dock and settlements.

The stays are considered to date to hundreds of years prior to Venice was launched in early medieval instances, when much of what is now the lagoon was accessible by land.