the Team of National Institute of preventive archaeological research in France (Inrap) in excavations carried out in Corsica found the remains of a Roman settlement, which was a fancy waterworks.
a Brief report about the discovery is published on the website Inrap. It was made in the territory of the commune of Aléria on the East of the island of Corsica, in the Department Upper Corsica.
an Extensive Roman settlement was discovered at the foot of the mountain massif of Monte Incudine. Its distinguishing feature is the complex of hydraulic structures, which archaeologists call awesome. Looks like it was one big “unit”.
It consisted of a large building with an area of 200 square meters, in which there were four or five rooms. The floor was simple clay. The Western part of this building contains a number of hydraulic devices. In particular, it was discovered a shallow pool, the bottom of which is slightly more than a meter below ground level.
This pool was connected with a lead pipe with a different design, the purpose of which is to install failed. In addition, at the bottom of the basin was found fragmentarily preserved vessel is very large. Scientists suggest that it could be Dali – ancient Roman vessel, sometimes the size of a human body and more that was used to store water, wine, olive oil and grains.
In this case, Dali was some reason cut and mounted in the bottom of the pool, and from the inside its missing the bottom was tiled. Scientists plan to take away from this vessel scrapings from the walls and carry out their chemical analysis. This will help to determine what is kept inside. You can then make a suggestion about what generally was designed this amazing “machine”.
the Study also found that the building was last used for a short period of time in the third century of our era. Why it was abandoned, too, remains a mystery. Also during the excavations were found fragments of the roof, probably affected by the collapse, and typical for the Roman period tiles.