A protective building in the style of an ancient Roman sanctuary shelters the remains of the Mithras Shrine III. The shrine was erected in the sixties of the 3rd century by soldiers of the Legio XIII Gemina.
The Povoden Museum is the oldest open-air lapidarium in Slovenia. Its name origins from 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.
The Orpheus Monument is a Roman tombstone located in the centre of Ptuj. It is dedicated to Marcus Valerius Verus, the mayor and counsillor of the city in the 2nd century. The stone is part of the Povoden Museum. This is an open-air lapidarium at the base of the city tower.
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.
Each room of Hotel Mitra is decorated with a different painting. The subject of the painting depicted above refers to the Roman history of Ptuj, which was named Poetovio in ancient times.
While visiting the Firbas Homestead in the Slovene region of Štajerska I came across this Pannonia bike built by the Hungarian company Csepel in 1967. The homestead offers a lot of adventures for children who had never seen a cow or horse but I guess fans of classic bikes will have interesting talks with the owner of this bike as well.
At the Kocbek oil mill I had the chance to taste products of pumpkin seeds produced by Gorazd Kocbek and his team. I was especially impressed by the roulades depicted above. Kocbek used pumpkin seeds instead of flour for creating these tasty pieces of dessert.
At the winery Steyer in Slovenia I discovered this old typewriter, produced in Erfurt by AEG. I was surprised about the technology as it looked very uncomfortable to me. The typewriter was obviously a success though, as it had been produced for nearly 10 years from 1924 to 1933.