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Roman Commander’s Quarters Discovered in Ukraine

Friday, September 20, 2013

Roman Crimea2WARSAW, POLAND—A large house made up of rooms surrounding a paved courtyard on three sides is thought to have belonged to a Roman garrison commander, according to Radoslaw Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski of the University of Warsaw. The house, which is located in the Crimea, was probably only used by the tribune when he visited the outpost. “Discovery of the praetorium in Balaklava suggests that, at least in the beginning of the third century, the quarters of the Roman army commander in Tauris was the fort in Balaklava, and not, as previously thought, in the nearby Chersonesus citadel,” said Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski.