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Museums Roman Empire

Povoden Museum in Ptuj

The Povoden Museum, a lapidarium at the city tower of Ptuj, Slovenia

The Povoden Museum is the oldest open-air lapidarium of Slovenia. It is named after 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.

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Roman Empire

Orpheus’ Monument in Ptuj

Roman tombstone dating back to 2nd century located in the centre of Ptuj, Slovenia

The Orpheus’ Monument is a Roman tombstone located in the centre of Ptuj. It is dedicated to Marcus Valerius Verus, the mayor and counsellor of the city in the 2nd century. The stone is part of the Povoden Museum which is an open-air lapidarium at the base of the city tower.

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Roman Empire

POETOVIO LXIX in Ptuj

Reconstruction of Roman shields (scuta) used by the POETOVIO LXIX in Ptuj, Slovenia

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.

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Accommodations Hotels

Hotel Mitra in Ptuj

Painting II at the Roman suite of Hotel Mitra in Ptuj, SloveniaEach 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.

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Museums Roman Empire

Mithras Shrine III in Ptuj

Mithras shrine III in Ptuj, Slovenia

Remains of a Mithras shrine inside a protecting building built in the style of an ancient Roman sanctuary. The shrine was erected in the sixtieth of the 3rd century by soldiers of the legion XIII Gemina.

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Motorcycles

Pannonia bike at Firbas Homestead

Pannonia bike built by the Hungarian company Csepel in 1967While 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.

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Cuisine

Kocbek Oil Mill in Sv. Jurij ob Ščavnici

Pumpkin seed oil tasting at Kocbek oil mill in Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici, Slovenia

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.

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Typewriters

Typewriter Mignon Model 4

Typewriter Mignon Model 4

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.