Pile Dwellings in Switzerland

Hauterive, Laténium. Photo: www.latenium.ch

Around one thousand pile dwellings in six countries are known (Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Slovenia). A project by UNESCO comprises a selection of 111 archaeological pile dwelling sites. The property comprises the remains of prehistoric pile-dwelling settlements dating from 5 000 to 500 BC: these are merely situated underwater, on lake shores, along … Read more » “Pile Dwellings in Switzerland”

The amphitheatre of Vindonissa

Windisch/Vindonissa, Amphitheater, aditus. Foto/Photo: TES.

The XIII Legion built the wooden amphitheatre of Vindonissa (Windisch, Canton Aargau) during the reign of Emperor Tiberius (14-37 AD). After a fire, the XXI legion replaced it with stone construction. The ranks (cavea) are divided into three horizontal sections and can accommodate about 11,000 spectators. The spectators were strictly separated according to the hierarchical … Read more » “The amphitheatre of Vindonissa”

The Celtic Oppidum on Mont Vully

Maquette de l'oppidum Mont Vully. Photo: www.aventicum.org.

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