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 looks very confident, whereas the lady in the blue dress seems to have a dark presentiment.


Groma in Carnuntum

Roman groma in Carnuntum, Austria

A reconstruction of an ancient Roman groma seen at a festival in Carnuntum, Austria. At that event, I learned how the ancient Romans used this tool for surveying straight lines, squares and rectangles. In the background, you see the reconstruction of a Roman ballista.