The Castrum Rauracense in Kaiseraugst

Die Mauer der Burg. Foto/Photo: TES

It is hard to imagine today, but the villages of Augst (canton Basel-Landschaft) and Kaiseraugst (canton Aargau) formed the largest conglomerate in the territory of present-day Switzerland in Roman times.  The two other major cities at the time were Aventicum (Avenches) and Colonia Iulia Equestris (Nyon) in the present-day canton of Waadt. Augst and Kaiseraugst formed the … Read more » “The Castrum Rauracense in Kaiseraugst”

The amphitheatre and (Roman) history of Martigny

L´amphithéâtre de Martigny. Photo/Foto: TES.

During the reign of Emperor Claudius (41-54 AD), Martigny, a small village of the Celtic tribe of the Veragres, was turned into a Roman city. When he became emperor, the emperor undertook the conquest of Britain. He made accessible the most direct route to Britain: the Great St Bernard Pass. At the same time, he reorganised … Read more » “The amphitheatre and (Roman) history of Martigny”

A Roman Road without Borders.

Windisch/Vindonissa Museum. Photo/Foto: TES.

The approximately 400 km long road follows the course of the old Via Romana, which connected the Roman legionnaire’s camp Vindonissa (Windisch, canton Aargau, Switzerland),  with the settlement Grinario (Köngen near Stuttgart in Germany). This road is also shown on the Tabula Peutingeriana, an ancient Roman road map. The original map is lost, but a … Read more » “A Roman Road without Borders.”