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  [ Enter the Past ] Vienna, City Hall - Austria, 8-12 April 2003


The ancient city of Carnuntum, the capital of the Roman province Upper Pannonia covered an area of about 10km² in today's municipalities of Petronell-Carnuntum and Bad Deutsch-Altenburg. From 35 to 40 AD the legion XV Apollinaris erected a fortified military camp. This was the start of the flourishing of the city later on as a centre of trade. Situated at the crossroads of the Amber Road and the Limes Road, about 50,000 people lived in the Colonia Septimia Aurelia Antoniniana Carnuntum in its heyday in the 3rd century AD. Carnuntum gained international importance through the visits of the Emperor Marc Aurel and the Emperor Septimius Severus, who was acclaimed emperor by his troops here in Carnuntum - perhaps even in the amphitheatre of the former military town.


Heidentor (Heathen's Gate)
Amphitheatre Bad Deutsch-Altenburg
Carnuntum, Open Air Museum
Archaeological Museum Carnuntinum
all pictures © Archäologischer Park Carnuntum

For further Information, please see the official homepage of Carnuntum

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