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Picspam: Archeology Park in Xanten

Just some pictures of my trip to Xanten - for hamsterwoman so she can show the Hamsterhubby what it looks like. I must confess I am usually not into historical things but I loved this park! For decades they have been excavating and reconstructing things the Romans built thousands of years ago. Makes you feel quite small and insignificant!

I've showed some pictures with the Doctor having fun here: The Doctor in Roman times

More info about the park can be found here: http://www.xanten.de/en/sights-and-museums/archeological-park-with-roman-museum

And now click the LJ cut for the pics!



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The gladiators may not always be there. I think it was a special school holiday. They had all kind of special stuff for kids - making their own sandals for example.

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There were also lady gladiators:

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I even have a video for you: https://youtu.be/jan3KJD86kk



I loved this!

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Me and the Doctor exploring the sewer:

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I am Arrow!

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This one was closed off / still reconstructed, but you could go down to the basement, where it was explained how they had put long wood post into the ground to make it stable. Pretty much what I do in my line of work also, only with concrete.

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I never can resist a good construction drawing!

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Things we ate in the Roman Tavern - I didn't write down what it particularly was but it was stated it was all things that had been around at the time:

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The last one was something sweet, we shared it through three as dessert. Only thought about taking a picture when it was half empty already:

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I also quite enjoyed this model - wish I could have put my figures into it but it was behind glass:

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This is the old thermal bath building. They put up the red beams so you get an idea how huge it once was:

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This was the cold water bassin, where you would go in after your bath:

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At the left side, you can clearly see where the tiles had been:

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And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the underfloor heating system:

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Lots of arrowheads!

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A layout of the park - you can see that there are still lots of empty places they haven't even touched yet:

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