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Civitas - the Roman citizenship

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Civitas - the Roman citizenship

In the articles on Roman history of their development, the term Civitas is mentioned again and again, which in the literal translation from Latin means something like "citizenship".

Geographer Pomponius Mela and Lake Constance

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Geographer Pomponius Mela and Lake Constance

The expansion of the Roman Empire into Anatolia, the Near East and North Africa is partly paralleled by the expansion of the Roman Empire across the Alps.

The tribal organization of the Celts in Asia Minor

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The tribal organization of the Celts in Asia Minor

In our article about the origin of the Celtic immigrants to Asia Minor, we had already roughly written about the local division of the tribes. Basically, the ethnic group of the Celts who immigrated to Asia Minor is also referred to as Galatians.

Norias - ancient Roman water wheels of Hama

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Norias - ancient Roman water wheels of Hama

Water wheels are known from many countries around the world, which use the flowing water as an ecological source of energy to operate machines or devices such as grain mills or sawmills, in which the water power sets a wheel in rotation and the rotational energy is then transmitted to the machines via belt drives.

The Euphrates-Limes, Roman border security in the east

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The Euphrates-Limes, the Roman border security in the east

When the term "Limes" is mentioned, almost everyone immediately thinks of the Roman defense system that ran from the Rhine to the Danube and represented the border between the Roman Empire and the "Free Germania", perhaps also of Hadrian's Wall, which separated England and Scotland.

Roman milestones, also called "miliarium"

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Roman milestones, also called

Every now and then one hears in the local news during the execution of road works that a milestone has been found, because all too often modern traffic routes directly passes on top of the old routes of the past centuries, sometimes even Roman roads.

Seleucid Empire - successor state to the Alexander Empire

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Seleucid Empire - successor state to the Alexander Empire

The empire of the Seleucids belonged to the so-called Diadoch states, which had been formed after the death of Alexander the Great by dividing the huge empire of Alexander among its former leaders.

Pontus Greek People - ancient Merchandisers

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Pontus Greek People - ancient Merchandisers

During our travels through the ancient places of Turkey we often came across the term Pontos trading region or Pontos Greeks. But what was the Pontos trading region or who were the Pontos Greeks? A little research in the history helped to get to the bottom of this question.

Mithridates VI - powerful king of Pontus

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Mithridates VI - powerful king of Pontus

Mithridates (132 BC - 63 BC), known as Eupator Dionysus, went down in history as one of the great opponents of the Romans' attempts at expansion.

The Pliny Canal - an ancient canal project

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The Pliny Canal - an ancient canal project

“50 kilometers long, 150 meters wide and 25 meters deep - the project planned by the former Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, who is now president, is gigantic.

Carnuntum's gladiator school - next to Vienna

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Carnuntum's gladiator school

After we had thoroughly inspected the amphitheatre during our tour, we noticed a wooden structure in the immediate vicinity that had also sparked our interest: the so-called gladiator school.

Petronell amphitheatre of Carnuntum next to Vienna

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Petronell amphitheatre of Carnuntum next to Vienna

Next to the Roman military camp of Carnuntum, which was located directly on the banks of the Danube on the Pannonian Limes, the civilian city of Carnuntum developed in quick steps in addition to the military camp until it became the administrative centre of the Roman province of Pannonia at the beginning of the 2nd century AD.

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