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Archeological discovery !

Who knew that, even in France, you can still discover archaeological remains ? And how would it be possible? It took us a good dose of luck, a pair of wings, another pair of good eyes, and of course a favorable location. In practice, during an overflight in a light aircraft close to Pais, we were surprised to discover under our wings at the level of a wheat field, a kind of inverted map : the trace, as on a slide, of geometric shapes too regular to be the fact of chance... We therefore photographed them and then sent them to our archaeologist friends for their opinion. From the ground it was not possible to distinguish these forms, because we could only distinguish them thanks to the differential growth of the ears of wheat, which created a shadow. On the first photo we have saturated the colors and reinforced the contrasts so that you can clearly see the result. Conclusion: these are unknown archaeological remains! And which therefore deserve to be excavated! After excavation, this vestige was named: the villa of Noyon, whose vast dimensions (480 m long by 270 m wide) rank it among the largest villas identified in the north of France! It would seem that this establishment has known mainly two periods of occupation dating from the 1st century. And we were sure that the Wings for Science project was going to start abroad ;) Here, the letter from INRAP, the archeology institute that thanks us for our first contribution to science! To find out more about this Gallo-Roman villa in Noyon, here is the link to the INRAP website, which talks about it better than us.

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To find out more about this Gallo-Roman villa in Noyon, here is the link to the INRAP website, which talks about it better than us


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