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The Holy Oaks of La Tène

La Tène, canton de Neuchatel, le parc de chênes. Bild/Photo: TES.

archaeological finds. They show that the Celts are a name for many tribes that inhabited Central and Southern Europe from about 1 300 BC, including the area of present-day Switzerland. The Celts have never been a political unity. Not much is known about the Celtic language either. Due to the Romanisation from the first century … Read more » “The Holy Oaks of La Tène”

The Roman road Neckar-Alb-Aare

Die Römerstrasse Neckar-Alb-Aare. Bild: www.roemerstrasse.net

The Roman road Neckar-Alb-Aare (Römerstrasse Neckar-Alb-Aare) connects the most important places of the former Roman province of Germania Superior. The approximately 400 km long road follows the course of the old Via Romana, which connected the Roman legionnaire’s camp Vindonissa (today Windisch in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland) with the settlement Grinario (now Köngen … Read more » “The Roman road Neckar-Alb-Aare”

The Amphitheatre of Aventicum

Collection Musées romain d'Avenches. Photo/Foto TES.

In Aventicum, nowadays Avenches, Roman imperial power and monuments can still be seen everywhere and in particular at the Roman museum, housed in the medieval tower of the Roman amphitheatre, built in de second century AD. Like the theatre, the amphitheatre and its spectacles were primarily driven by social and political motives and financed by … Read more » “The Amphitheatre of Aventicum”