Italian archaeologists have found the remains of an ancient Sabine city near Rome in the Passo Corese, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the capital.
GV EXTERIOR PAN Site of finds and dig (3 shots)
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SV Seeds found on site. Bones of animal (2 shots)
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Background: Italian archaeologists have found the remains of an ancient Sabine city near Rome in the Passo Corese, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the capital. The Sabines were an ancient Italic tribe, historically located in the mountainous country east of the River Tiber. One of the archaeologists on the dig, Alessandro Guidi said this discovery was important as it was the first Sabine city to be found, and probably dated from the seventh century B.C. Among artefacts and remains identified were several seeds, such as those of barley, grapes and peas. Important pottery pieces were also discovered, together with several tombs. He said later Roman ruins were found on top of the Sabine settlement. Despite apparent widespread Sabine cultural infiltration into Rome, the people were later conquered in 290 B.C. and were granted citizenship 22 years later.