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Roman mail coach in Maria Saal

Roman mail coach in Maria Saal, Austria

One of the most famous ancient Roman stones in Austria: The depiction of a coach immured at the Marienkirche, a church in Maria Saal. Though it doesn’t show a mail coach it is generally known as mail coach relief (Postkutschen Relief). Well the covering of the coach reminds a bit of a letter, doesn’t it?

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Capitoline Wolf in Maria Saal

Capitoline Wolf in Maria Saal, Austria

This ancient Roman stone is immured in a church named Marienkirche in Maria Saal. The stone shows the Capitoline Wolf (Lupa Capitolina). The wolf looks really annoyed, doesn’t it?

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Museums Roman Empire World Heritage Sites

Reconstructed wall of a Roman fort in Bad Homburg

Reconstructed wall of a Roman fort, Germany

A part of the reconstructed wall at the Saalburg shows how the ancient Roman devensive wall looked like. At the outside it was whitewashed and painted with a trompe-l’œil pattern of ashlars.

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Reenactments Roman Empire

Reconstruction of an ancient ballista

Roman ballista in Carnuntum, Austria

At a Roman festival taking place in the archaeological park Carnuntum I saw this reconstruction of an ancient ballista.

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Reenactments Roman Empire

Roman legionaries in Carnuntum

Roman legionaries in Carnuntum, Austria

Roman legionaries seen at a festival on the grounds of Carnuntum, a former Roman city in the east of Vienna.

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Roman Empire

Groma in Carnuntum

Roman groma in Carnuntum, Austria

A reconstruction of an ancient Roman groma seen at a festival in Carnuntum, Austria. There I was told how the ancient Romans used this tool for surveying straight lines, squares and rectangles. In the background you can see the reconstruction of an ancient Roman ballista, which was used as ranged weapon.

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Reenactments Roman Empire

Roman fashion show in Carnuntum

Roman fashion show in Carnuntum, Austria

During a festival on the grounds of the archaeology park Carnuntum a Roman fashion show took place. The audience was not only told about the elements of ancient fashion but also how to put on a toga. By the way the lady with the red scarf is portraying a Roman bride.

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Museums Roman Empire

Roman museum in Wagna

Roman museum in Wagna, Austria

The Roman museum of Wagna is placed right above the remains of the former Roman settlement Flavia Solva. So you can look at the ancient walls below your feet and some Roman pieces one have found there at the same time.

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Museums Roman Empire

Ruins of Gorsium-Herculia near Tác

Roman ruins in Tác, Hungary

From the middle of the 1st century a Roman fort controlled a road junction and the ford of the Sarvíz. Today an archaeological park and an open air museum near Tác tell about life during the ancient Roman period. [German]

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City Walls Roman Empire

City walls of Sopron

City walls of Sopron, Hungary

Parts of the uncovered city walls of Sopron are dating back to the Roman period. In Roman times the city was known as Scarbantia and served as a marketplace along the Amber Road. [German]

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City Walls Roman Empire

Roman wall of Ljubljana

Roman wall of Ljubljana, Slovenia

On a sunny day in autumn I walked along the reconstructed Roman city wall of Ljubljana. During the Roman period this place was known as Colonia Iulia Aemona or just Emona.