Roman road uncovered during rail works

Remains of the limes or road, which marked the border between the Roman empire and Lower Germany in the 1st century AD, have been found by builders expanding the railway near Houten. The road connected the Roman forts of Fectio (Vechten) and Traiectum (Utrecht). Work on the railway has been stopped while excavations are carried out.

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