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A Roman Villa (Part 2)

Excavators slowly unearthed the mysterious mansion and the basilica of Carranque, Spain. Meanwhile, Dimas Fernandez-Galiano, the head archaeologist, worked in the National Library digging up information on Maternus Cynegius, its possible owner. He found some juicy facts. In the Consularia … Continue reading


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A Roman Villa (Part I)

Dimas Fernandez-Galiano, the head archaeologist, had a theory. The luxurious Roman villa he was excavating near Madrid had belonged to Maternus Cynegius, the right-hand man of the emperor Theodosius. A bit far-fetched, no? Well, to a rich man named Maternus … Continue reading

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