Roman Empire

Science • Archaeology & History
New insights into the mills of Barbegal
New insights into the mills of Barbegal
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Scientists at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz got new insights into the famous mills of Barbegal, which date from the Roman imperial age. The sophisticated techonology of the mills is a strong indicator for industrial work in the Roman antiquity according to Professor Cees Willem Passchier, lead researcher of the team.