Archaeologists excavate site of Roman hospital in south Moravia
Archaeologists in south Moravia have begun excavating the site of a Roman hospital which is described as the largest preserved site of its kind north of the Danube. Indeed, it was part of a fortified complex that was the northernmost outpost of the Roman Empire in the region in the second century.
Though the site is regarded as important, all it features today are remains of the foundations of the second century hospital. That is all that is left after construction work on the nearby Nové Mlýny dam system in the mid 1970s.
The reason the current dig is taking place is that there are plans to build a new thermal spa at Pasohlávky. One of the archaeologists said that the original layout of the Roman hospital could be marked in the new facility by paths or bushes.