Volunteer archaeologist discovers ancient Roman temple in the Netherlands


Amsterdam — Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Roman sanctuary in the state of Helderland, central eastern Netherlands, with a relatively intact Roman temple, the National Heritage Agency said, calling this discovery “exceptional.” did.

Volunteers made their first discoveries in a city near the Roman Empire, the border of the Roman Empire, which was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2021, and warned the agency.

Roman temple in the Netherlands
People work on March 21, 2022, where archaeologists discovered a Roman temple in Zevenaar, central eastern Netherlands. (Distribution via RAAP / Reuters)

“There used to be several temples here. Idols, reliefs and painted plaster wreckage were found,” he said in a statement.

“This is very exceptional internationally (not only in the Netherlands),” he said, saying that some Roman sanctuaries were known in the Netherlands, but this is such a complete complex and temple. He added that it was the first to be found.

Volunteer archaeologist discovers the Roman temple in the Netherlands
It depicts the discovery of an archaeologist’s discovery of a Roman temple in Zevenaar, central eastern Netherlands, on March 21, 2022. (Distribution via RAAP / Reuters)

Complete votive stones and altars dedicated to various gods and goddesses have been dug in places where authorities said they had been used for centuries during the Roman Empire.

The Valkhof Museum in Nijmegen, the largest city in Gelderland, will showcase a variety of works from the site.