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?

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.