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Farmers unearths surprising poolsode mosaic from Roman Era

Little did a Turkish farmer know, but for years he had been growing crops above a piece of ancient Roman history. Although covered in dirt at the time, it would later be revealed as a place where, thousands of years earlier, Romans would wash up  and relax.

While plowing in 2002, the farmer may have noticed bits of mosaic tiles among the freshly tilled land. Purdue University researchers, according to LiveScience, and others surveyed the site at the time, which is near the ancient city Antiochia ad Cragum founded in the third century. Now, they’ve finally uncovered a large chunk of the mosaic, finding it to be 1,600 square-feet, and accompanied by a pool that would have been a Roman bath.

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