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Monuments Roman Empire Statues

Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in Tulln

Equestrian statue of Roman emperor Marc Aurel in Tulln, Austria

This equestrian statue of emperor Marcus Aurelius is a replica of that one which used to be on Capitols Square (Piazza del Campidoglio) in Rome until 1979. The statue in Tulln is reminiscent of the fact that this place is situated on the site of a former Roman camp named Comagena. [German]

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Roman Empire

Altinum in Quarto d’Altino

Remains of a Roman street

The ancient Roman city of Altinum was located in the area of today’s Quarto d’Altino. The then very large city had during its flowering over 20,000 inhabitants. After being destroyed by the Huns, the inhabitants fled to the small islands in the lagoon of Venice. [German]

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City Walls Roman Empire

Roman Tower in Cologne

Street view of the Roman Tower

The Roman Tower (Römerturm) is one of several towers in Cologne dating back to Roman times. At the time of the Romans the city was called Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium. This was surrounded by a strong wall with a total of 19 towers. Remains of this wall and some towers can still be seen today. [German]

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History Roman Empire Signs

Roman inscription in Trenčín

Roman inscription mentioning Laugaricio in Trenčín, Slovakia

In the winter of 179/180, Marcus Valerius Maximianus and soldiers of the Roman Legio II Adiutrix camped in the Vah valley. They were on a campaign against the Quadi at this time. They left this inscription on a rock of the later Trenčín. [German]

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Roman Empire

Roman tombstone in Puch bei Weiz

Roman tombstone in Puch bei Weiz, AustriaPuch bei Weiz is generally known as a center of apple production in the Austrian state of Styria. An interesting detail: This Roman tombstone immured next to the parish church of Puch shows a lady holding an apple.

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Murals Roman Empire

Via Norica in Windischgarsten

Roman places along the Via Norica at a building in Windischgarsten, Austria

This mural at a building in Windischgarsten shows some ancient Roman places along a local part of the Via Norica. During Roman times Windischgarsten was a stopping place (mansio) at this road named Gabromagus or Gabromagi.

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Museums Roman Empire

Povoden Museum in Ptuj

The Povoden Museum, a lapidarium at the city tower of Ptuj, Slovenia

The Povoden Museum is the oldest open-air lapidarium of Slovenia. It is named after Simon Povoden who collected antique monuments in the city’s tower base. The largest and most famous piece of this collection is the Orpheus’ monument, a 5 m high monument standing in front of the city tower.

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Roman Empire

Orpheus’ Monument in Ptuj

Roman tombstone dating back to 2nd century located in the centre of Ptuj, Slovenia

The Orpheus’ Monument is a Roman tombstone located in the centre of Ptuj. It is dedicated to Marcus Valerius Verus, the mayor and counsellor of the city in the 2nd century. The stone is part of the Povoden Museum which is an open-air lapidarium at the base of the city tower.

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Roman Empire

POETOVIO LXIX in Ptuj

Reconstruction of Roman shields (scuta) used by the POETOVIO LXIX in Ptuj, Slovenia

Reconstructions of Roman shields (scuta) seen at the rooms of the association POETOVIO LXIX which promotes the Roman heritage of Ptuj. Every August they organize a big Roman festival and re-enactment event in the city.

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Museums Roman Empire

Mithras Shrine III in Ptuj

Mithras shrine III in Ptuj, Slovenia

Remains of a Mithras shrine inside a protecting building built in the style of an ancient Roman sanctuary. The shrine was erected in the sixtieth of the 3rd century by soldiers of the legion XIII Gemina.

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Museums Roman Empire

Roman mural in Salzburg

Roman mural in Salzburg, Austria

While walking from the Salzburg Museum to the Panorama Museum through the Panorama Passage I came across these remains of an ancient Roman mural which was discovered during an excavation in 2003.

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Roman Empire

Roman tombstone in Wels

Roman tombstone in Wels, Austria

A medallion, formerly part of a Roman tombstone dated with 2nd century, seen in a wall of a building in the city of Wels (Stadtplatz 18). The man is wearing a Roman toga, the lady is dressed with a Celtic costume. During the Roman era the city of Wels was known as Ovilava and served as capital city of the Roman province Noricum Ripense.