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Roman forum in Zadar

Roman forum in Zadar, Croatia

During Roman period Zadar was known as Iader or Colonia Iulia Iader. The remnants of the Roman forum are near the Archaeological Museum of Zadar, where one can see a collection of ancient Roman pieces.

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Roman street in Szombathely

Roman street in Savaria (Szombathely)

In the archaeological zone of the Hungarian town of Szombathely, there are remains of the ancient street paving. The Roman name of this place was Colonia Claudia Savaria. A remarkable sight is the Iseum Savariense. This is a reconstruction of a Roman temple.

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Roman fort Biriciana

Roman fort Biriciana in Weißenburg, Germany

Reconstruction of an ancient gate on the grounds of the former Roman fort Biriciana in the Bavarian city of Weißenburg. The fort was the garrison of the Ala I Hispanorum Auriana.

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City Walls Roman Empire

Roman walls in Ljubljana

Outside the roman wall of Ljubljana

The ancient Roman name of Ljubljana was Emona. Today one can still see some Roman elements in the city. E.g. this redesign of a part of the Roman town walls created by architect Jože Plečnik. The reconstruction of the walls is not really authentic but works as remarkable monument to the former presence of the Romans.

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Remains of Roman fort Divitia in Cologne

Remains of the Roman fort Divitia, Germany

In Köln (Cologne) there are still remains of a strong Roman fort to see. Actually the name of the district Köln-Deutz is deriving from the name of this fort called Divitia. During Roman times this fort guarded the big Rhine bridge connecting the Germanic side of the river with the Roman town Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium.

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Roman sewer in Cologne

Roman sewer tunnel in Cologne, Germany

Below the ‘Spanische Bau’ in Cologne there are the remains of the former Roman Praetorium. Right next to this there is also the entrance to a Roman sewer which is still accessible.

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Roman street in Cologne

Roman street in Cologne, Germany

Near the Roman Museum in Cologne one can see this reconstruction of an ancient street. In Cologne it is generally known as ‘Hafenstrasse’ though it isn’t really leading to a port. It isn’t an exact reconstruction of the former street either but the basalt stones are from Roman times at least.

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City Walls Roman Empire

The ancient town wall of Cologne

Map of the Roman town wall of Cologne, Germany

Near the museum of local history in Cologne I discovered this map located in the pavement. For me it was an interesting way to learn about the route of the former Roman town wall.

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Roman Empire Ruins

Ancient Roman theatre in Mainz

Ancient Roman theatre next to a railway station in Mainz, Germany

The ruins of an ancient Roman theater next to the tracks of the railway station ‘Mainz Römisches Theater‘ (former ‘Mainz Süd‘).

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Museums Roman Empire

Model of the ancient forum in Kempten

Model of Roman forum in Kempten, Germany

A model of the ancient forum on the grounds of the former Roman place Cambodunum in Bavaria. It is part of the Archäologiepark Cambodunum (APC) where one can visit reconstructed temples of the former Roman settlement.

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Museums Roman Empire World Heritage Sites

Saalburg in Bad Homburg

Saalburg - A reconstructed Roman fort

The Saalburg in Hesse is part of the Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes which is also known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside the reconstructed structures of a typical Roman fort, a museum tells about the life of the soldiers along the border.

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Monuments Roman Empire

Monument to Julius Caesar

Monument to Julius Caesar in Cividale del Friuli, Italy

This monument in Cividale del Friuli remembers of Julius Caesar who founded the city in 50 BC. The name of the area of Friuli origins from this place which founding name was Forum Iulli.