Thursday, March 25, 2010

Neumagen-Dhron ...

... the circular tour / Archäologischer Rundweg ...

... Weingut Klaus Krebs - Römerstrasse ...

... century flood of Mosel in December 1993
and in January 1995 again ...

... copy Roman wineship ca. 205 AD ...
.. once the grave memorial to a wealthy Roman wine trader
dating from ca. 205 AD. ...


... Ancient Shipping ...
Museum's researchers assume that Roman battleships
were used for transporting goods during peacetime
and thus were reequipped accordingly.

The Museum for Ancient Shipping in Mainz develops
construction plans an models of these ships.

Alongside physical and engineering considerations,
the starting points for these constructions and their
proportions come from drawings of ships on Roman
monuments and from discoveries of ancient shipwrecks.
the sketches (image 1: from above, image 2: side view)
provide a reference for the Neumagener Roman Wine Ship

source: infoboard

... copy Weinschiff mit Fröhlichem Steuermann/
the Happy Helmsman grave memorial ...

... The Ausonius road ...
... In around 370 AD,the Roman poet Decimus Magnus
Ausonius describes the beautiful Mosel landscape
in his poem 'Mosella'. He describes a journey on
the Roman road from Mainz via Hunsrück to
Neumagen (Noviomagus, the famous castle of
the holy Constantine) which leads to Trier.
This Roman Road is named The Ausonius Road
after the poet.
The path of the current road
from Hunsrück is almost identical to the original.
In the Peutinger Map, the road is drawn
from Bingen via Neumagen to Trier.

In general, Roman Roads were 6 metres wide.
The roads were slightly cambered, built up in layers
and achieved a thickness of up to one metre.
They were sealed with mortar.
Outside the cities, the roads - north of the Alps -
were covered with sand and gravel.
The roads were lined by ditches on either side ...

source: infoboard

Tabula Peutingeriana / Peutinger Map ... (EN)
... is an itinerarium showing the cursus publicus,
the road network in the Roman Empire. ...