The Head of the Archaeology Department in Satu Mare County Museum Robert Gindele, said on Monday that following the process of gradiometre examination of the lands in the area, around 100 ovens were dcovered underground, at a couple of tens of centimetres depth. ‘The ovens were used to make pots for supply, they have more than 2-metre diameter and are unique. I believe what we have here the largest pottery centre in Central Europe and even Western Europe maybe. They date back from 100 AD to 350 AD,’ said Gindele.
The archaeologts hope to be able to start digging th spring in order to unearth the ovens. Gindele believes that once the digging starts, earthenware pots made in these ovens will be dcovered which will provide useful information on the culture of those times. The first research activities showed that th area would have hosted some kind of complex of pots and jars production. In 1964 in Mediesu Aurit, 16 Dacian identical ovens used to burn ceramics were dcovered, and they were transferred to the Satu Mare County Museum patrimony.