Visit to ancient Roman city of Viminacium

 

Visit to ancient Roman city of Viminacium is scheduled for Frideay 7. Septembre. Fee for visit to Viminacium is not included in regular participant's fee. It is listed as item number 12 in the table of conference fees on our Registration and Fees page. It covers the buss transfer from Hotel M to Viminacium (departure time 9:00 AM, arrival time 10:45 AM), welcome drink with cocktail, guided sightseeing, exclusive Roman-style lunch and buss transfer back to the Hotel M (expected departure from Viminacium at 4:00 PM - for those who are in hurry, it might be possible to organize an earlier return of one buss - please ask for details).

Our colegues Gabriele Freni and Giorgio Mannina have prepared the paper on ancient Sustainable drainage systems. They will present this paper during closing ceremony, on 5th of September. You can find here the presentation of the paper: Notes about dainage systems in the ancient Rome,

Far away from Rome, on the unpredictable Danube, the Roman Empire set up its border limes. This established border extended from northern England, i.e. from the border with Scotland, across Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria up to Iraq and Iran, including the Near East with Turkey and the entire sub-Mediterranean part of North Africa. A series of fortifications were built on either side of the road along which the legions marched during the campaigns against the barbarian tribes across the Rhine and the Danube.

Viminacium was the capital of the province of Upper Moesia (Moesia Superior), subsequently, First Moesia (Moesia Prima) and the permanent camp of the Seventh Claudia Legion (VII Claudia Pia Fidelis). Based on the most recent archaeological finds, it is estimated that the military camp was probably set up in the first decades of the 1st century AD. This civilian settlement under the rule of Hadrian was granted the status of a municipality (municipium); however, the finds of the thermae indicate that life in this city was very dynamic already at the time of Domitian (81-96 AD). The municipium status also implied civilian administration. During the reign of Gordian III (238-244 AD), it became a colony (colonia) of Roman citizens and was given the right to coin its own local money. Colony was the highest status that a city could be granted within the borders of the Roman Empire...

This is just a small introduction in what Viminacium realy is. It's very hard to put in few words its vast history...

Below we selected few interesting photographs, for more information you can visit Viminacium offical website.