Archaeologists find valuable evidence of Marcomanni tribe beside legion site

26-10-2010

Archaeologists say they have found valuable evidence at excavations at a site at Pasohlávky in southern Moravia. The findings include amber, a clasp, tinder-box and many other iron objects from a camp of the Germanic Marcomanni tribe. It is clear from the finds that this was one of the biggest settlements of the tribe in Moravia and was based on trade with the Roman 10th legion during the 2nd century AD. The legion was sited at Pasohlávky to protect amber deliveries to Rome from the Baltic.