The discovery of a military supply camp in Germany, five hectares in size and dating to 11-7BC, announced yesterday, is as significant as expected. The camp at Olfen on the River Lippe could have housed around 1,000 men.
So far archaeologists have found pottery and more than 100 coins, a ditch around the camp and a wooden wall. The camp dates to the campaigns of Drusus, brother of the emperor Tiberius. The last camp to be found in the region was at Anreppen, in 1968. Olfen is one of the smaller camps to be found, 230m by 250m.
The press release with numerous photos from the Landschaftsverbandes Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) is here. The LWL has also produced rather a good video about the find which you can also see at the bottom of this post.