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Roman Rest Stop Volume 57 Number 6, November/December 2004

A third-century Roman rest stop was discovered during construction of a bus station in the German city of Neuss, near Düsseldorf. The 4,000-square-foot building on the busy Xanten-Cologne road featured baths as well as a remarkably efficient heating system (wood in the area had become scarce after centuries of Roman occupation). Archaeologists observed that the rest stop also provided weary travelers with a lovely view of the Rhine.

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