Well…what a find!
At a press conference on June 1st, researchers declared that they have found the site of the siege of the Aduatuci, a tribe which lived in what would become modern-day eastern Belgium. The last stand of the tribe was written by Caesar in his de Bello Gallico after he and his troops had utterly defeated them and sold 53,000 survivors into slavery. I remember reading this passage last year for a Latin prose course, and finding out that they may have found the exact site is just incredible.
Up until now archaeologists and historians thought that the site of the fortified town was located in Huy, Belgium – but, as new finds indicate, this may the wrong location. Rather, it was at Thuin (in Hainaut, Belgium), west of the town of Charleroi.
Among the artifacts that have helped bring about this new discovery are Roman lead sling bullets and golden treasures. If you interested in reading more, I have a few links for you below: