Archaeology Travel, Gallia Belgica, Roman villa

The Villa Borg – images of a reconstructed Roman Villa in Saarland (Germany)

Ruins of a grand Roman country house (villa rustica) were discovered by a local school teacher at the end of the 19th century outside the village of Borg in the municipality of Perl (Germany), near where the Saar River runs into the Moselle. The villa consisted of three wings covering an area of more than… Continue reading The Villa Borg – images of a reconstructed Roman Villa in Saarland (Germany)

Archaeology Travel, France, Gallia Belgica, Photography

Picture of the week: The Porte Mars, an ancient Roman triumphal arch in Reims (France) and the widest arch in the Roman world

The Porte Mars is an ancient Roman triumphal arch in Reims, France. It dates from the third century AD, and was the widest arch in the Roman world. At the time of its construction, Porte de Mars would have been one of four arches which would have led to the Gallo-Roman settlement of Durocortorum, as… Continue reading Picture of the week: The Porte Mars, an ancient Roman triumphal arch in Reims (France) and the widest arch in the Roman world

Archaeology Travel, Gallia Belgica, Gladiator, Museum, Roman art, Roman Mosaic

The Gladiator Mosaic at Nennig, Germany

Underfloor heating, winemaking, aqueducts and road networks, the Romans brought many things with them when they arrived and settled in the Moselle valley over 2,000 years ago. Luxurious installations are to be found in the remains of the rural farmsteads. Some of them were almost palace-like in their dimensions and were decorated with splendid mosaics.… Continue reading The Gladiator Mosaic at Nennig, Germany