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Roman Empire Statues

Monument to Julius Caesar in Cividale del Friuli

Monument to Julus Caesar in Cividale del Friuli, Italy

Although the Roman Empire came to an end many centuries ago, the inhabitants of Cividale del Friuli still like to remember their city founder Julius Caesar.

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Roman Empire

Roman paths in Lermoos

Roman path in Lermoos, Austria

Lermoos is situated at a historic route which was even used by the ancient Romans. This clever example of offline ‘augmented reality’ reminds of the fact that there was a Roman path made of trunks leading through the swamp between Lermoos, Ehrwald and Biberwier.

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Castles Roman Empire

Lapidarium at Schloss Seggau

Lapidarium at Seggau Castle, Austria

Fascinating for fans of ancient Roman grave stones: The lapidarium at the walls of Schloss Seggau near Leibnitz, Austria. More artefacts of the Romans are shown at the Roman museum in Wagna nearby.

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Murals Roman Empire

Porta principalis dextra in Vienna

Porta principalis dextra in Vienna, AustriaMosaic at a building in Vienna mentioning that the right principal gate (porta principalis dextra) of a Roman camp was situated here in 1st century. The name of this camp was Vindobona. More…

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Festivals Reenactments 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. More…

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Festivals 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. More…

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Heidentor in 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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Roman Empire

Roman sewer cover in 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 Niederösterreich (Lower Austria). More…

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Roman Empire Towers

Horseshoe Tower in Tulln

Horseshoe Tower in Tulln, AustriaThe Horseshoe Tower (Hufeisenturm) in Tulln is a remain of an ancient Roman settlement named Comagena or Comagenis. Many parts of the tower are still from 4th century. The building is named after the shape of its groundplan which reminds of a horseshoe. More…

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Roman Empire Statues

Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius in Tulln

View of the Marc Aurelius equestrian statue

This equestrian statue of emperor Marcus Aurelius is a copy of that one located in the middle of Capitols Square (Piazza del Campidoglio) in Rome. It refers to the fact that Tulln is situated on the grounds of a former Roman camp named Comagena.

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Roman Empire

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? More…

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Capitoline Wolf in Maria Saal

Capitoline Wolf in Maria Saal, Austria

This ancient Roman stone is immured in a church named Marienkirche in Maria Saal. The stone shows the Capitoline Wolf (Lupa Capitolina). The wolf looks really annoyed, doesn’t it? More…