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Events Roman Empire

Roman wedding in Carnuntum

Reenactment of a Roman Wedding in Carnuntum

During a Roman festival at the archaeological park of Carnuntum I watched a reenactment of a Roman wedding. That way I learned about the tradition, that the Roman bride is cloaked. Some other details: The bridegroom seems to be very confident, whereas the lady in blue dress has obviously a dark premonition.

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Reenactments Roman Empire

Roman testudo formation in Carnuntum

Reenactement of a Roman Testudo formation

At the archaeological park Carnuntum in Lower Austria a reenactment group shows an ancient Roman testudo formation, also known as tortoise formation.

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Roman Empire

Lucius’ house in Carnuntum

Reconstruction of the home of an ancient Roman middle-class citizen in Carnuntum, Austria

The building is a reconstruction of the home of a middle class citizen of the ancient Roman Carnuntum. His name was probably Lucius Maticeius Clemens, his house was reconstructed in the structures of the first half of 4th century.

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Churches

Romanesque chapel in Petronell-Carnuntum

Romanesque church in Carnuntum, Austria

Near the entrance of the Archaeological Park Carnuntum one can also have this great view of a Romanesque chapel dating back to the 12th century. The chapel is dedicated to St John the Baptist (Johannes der Täufer) Love the shape of the conical roof added in 17th century.

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Railviews Roman Empire Windmills

Heidentor in Petronell-Carnuntum

View of the Heidentor taken from a train

On a train journey from Vienna to Carntuntum-Petronell I took this photo of an ancient Roman monument. The structure is part of the archaeology park Carnuntum. Local people call this monument Heidentor (Pagans’ Gate).

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Manhole Covers Roman Empire

Roman sewer cover in Petronell-Carnuntum

Reconstruction of a Roman sewer cover

Reconstruction of an ancient Roman sewer cover seen at the Archaeological Park Carnuntum located in the Austrian state Lower Austria (Niederösterreich).

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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.