Topic: Oldest Roman Camp In Germany found (1/2) Duncan I have to "sharpen" my statement First dateable finds during the excavation campaign of 2011 were hobnails from one paved gateway, which were typically "late republican".
Finds of pottery have confirmed this. I took this from the very early press-notes. But as you see from post #320499 , pic 1, it seems that rather a trace of hobnails led them to find the gate etc. -- further hobnail included. I hope that time permit me to get that part of the recent Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt which deals more precise with that finding-spot, so I can be more explicit about it. But seriously -- if the troops stayed over winter I'd have expected such measures taken there, give the climate of that area, which can be rough -- as I have experienced there. (2 years Birkenfeld/Nahe ~ 10 kms away ) Greez (From the middle of this year's inventory count Simplex. Roman military camp dating back to the conquest of Gaul throws light on a part of world history. In the vicinity of Hermeskeil, a small town some 30 kilometers southeast of the city of Trier in the Hunsrueck region in the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, archaeologists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have confirmed the location of the oldest Roman military fortification known in Germany to date.
These findings shed new light on the Roman conquest of Gaul. The camp was presumably built during Julius Caesars’ Gallic War in the late 50s B.C. Nearby lies a late Celtic settlement with monumental fortifications known as the “Hunnenring” or "Circle of the Huns," which functioned as one of the major centers of the local Celtic tribe called Treveri. Their territory is situated in the mountainous regions between the Rhine and Maas rivers. "The remnants of this military camp are the first pieces of archaeological evidence of this important episode of world history," comments Dr. Www.bcl.lu/fr/media/communiques/2009/06/Expo/catalogue.pdf. Pont Romain - Trèves. File:Trier Porta Nigra BW 1.JPG. Trier: Porta Nigra. File:Augusta Treverorum.jpg. Trier. Trier (German pronunciation: [ˈtʀiːɐ̯] ( The city is the oldest seat of a Christian bishop north of the Alps.
In the Middle Ages, the Archbishop of Trier was an important prince of the church, as the Archbishopric of Trier controlled land from the French border to the Rhine. The Archbishop also had great significance as one of the seven electors of the Holy Roman Empire. History According to the legendarium recorded in the 12th-century Gesta Treverorum, the city was founded by an eponymous otherwise unrecorded Trebeta, an Assyrian prince, placing the city's founding legend centuries before and independently of ancient Rome: a medieval inscription on the façade of the Red House in Trier market, "Thirteen hundred years before Rome, Trier stood / may it stand on and enjoy eternal peace, amen," reflects the proud city tradition. The Franks seized Trier from Roman administration in 459 CE. Palace of Trier Geography View of the city from St. Neighbouring municipalities
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