The ancient Carnuntum was located about 40 kilometres east of Vienna, directly on the southern bank of the Danube. Today's excavation sites are located near the village of Petronell-Carnuntum.
The Roman Military Camp Carnuntum was established to protect the Upper Pannonian Limes. From the 2nd century A.D. onwards, the adjacent civil town of Carnuntum was the administrative centre of the Roman province of (Upper) Pannonia. It is the most important and extensively researched ancient excavation site in Austria. Some of the buildings were reconstructed using ancient methods.
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Welcome to Carnuntum. Today (Aug 12, 2018) something special is happening. Over 200 actors enliven the city. These are the days of "Carnuntum 333", a festival of late antiquity.
Watch the training of military troops or combat demonstrations. Take part in the audience of the Dux, in a wedding ceremony or in a concert with old instruments - but be aware that a barbarian attack is imminent! Watch the craftsmen weaving tablets and doing textile work.
Pictures of Carnuntum 333
The Heidentor (pagans gate) is one of the most famous monuments on the Pannonian Limes and symbol of Roman Austria.
It is a late antique victory monument from the 4th century AD.
In the center of the originally square gate stands a figure pedestal. During excavations, fragments of a larger-than-life imperial statue, presumably representing Constantius II, were found in the centre.
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