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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ancient Roman temple in downtown Miami?

Photo courtesy OurCrave.com
Is this for real? An ancient Roman temple has been discovered in downtown Miami? They are doing construction beyind the Olympia Theater in Downtown Miami and construction workers came upon evenly spread out manmade columns. A publication called OurCrave.com published this story here.

What does this mean? I mean we know the developers will probably bury it up and build on top of it as they usually do as was the case with recent Tequesta Native American finds, but does this mean, that after Rome fell, many people left and ended up here in the 5th Century AD? Or maybe the Olympia Theater just had a Roman-themed basement at one point and then discarded it. Real or fake?

But alas, I believe the site was previously the Urmey hotel. See the columns here? This is a Shriners convention in 1922. That was on the site before the Olympia Theater.  
Photos from Florida Archives.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The development craze is leading to some interesting finds

June 14, 2014 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they're called auger cast pilings, they hold buildings up.

June 16, 2014 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these are part of the new buildings foundations. Holes are drilled into the ground into the bedrock, then reinforcing steel is placed and concrete is poured into the hole in order to create the piles. Once cured, the earth is excavated and you have what appears to be columns, but are really upper 8ft or so of the freshly poured piles. This concrete is demolished leaving reinforcing exposed that is ultimately 'tied' into the mat foundations. ROMAN TEMPLE!?! You people are nuts...

June 17, 2014 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea definitely not Roman columns. If it were ancient Roman columns, this would be all over the news and not just on an obscure blog (OurCrave).

Gotta love the Internet...

June 17, 2014 10:09 AM  
Blogger Lady Arkin said...

Its June 18 and I'm at the site. If there is anything there consider it gone. Construction has proceeded and you can see nothing from street level. I'm extremely disappointed and angry!

June 18, 2014 3:54 PM  
Blogger Lady Arkin said...

No. An anomalous archeological find would not be "all over" the news. Exactly what does the news cover except distraction and entertainment. Its highly controlled and regulated. When was the last time the news covered something not covered in blood, politics, and insignificance?

June 18, 2014 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you read the article?

"Historians, Archeologists and Scholars the world over are currently pouring into Miami to aid in the identification effort in which at current, is fully underway. Some additional artifacts have also been discovered including bronze hand tools that after preliminary field testing, seem to contain traces of the same iron found in the hills outside of Rome."

If that were true, we would have heard something about it or, at the very least, have more pictures than just a far shot where you really can't make out details. When the Miami Circle was discovered, it was all over the local news. You really think that if Roman ruins were discovered there would not be absolutely any mention of it anywhere?

June 18, 2014 8:17 PM  

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