Farmer turns up Roman trophy
December 9th, 2004
A careful excavation turned up a large number of pieces from the monument set up on the 86
BC battlefield by Lucius Cornelius Sulla to celebrate his second victory in quick succession over Archelaos,
a general of King Mithridates of Asia Minor. The fragments are in good condition, and experts believe the entire trophy
— which originally stood up to 4 meters high — can be restored in situ.