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First Roman Castle found at the Mosel
Quote: I still have to ask the Rheinisches Landesmuseum at Trier when and where ther will be (more serious)publications on the findings about Princastellum.
keep us posted please!
Robert Vermaat
FECTIO Late Romans
(Maurikios-Strategikon, book VIII.2: Maxim 12)
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Stll more pics here:,3258751
--- a better view of the locations' map included.
The essence:
The open day on last sunday has been a resounding success with about 100 participants.
Dr. Gilles gave a short glimpse of the future.
He and Berncastel's mayor Wolfgang Port have plans for the future.
-- The excavations will end for this year
-- The finds will be protected under layers of earth
-- Next year the reseach on the Burg Landshut and it's vicinty will restart
-- A castle preservation club will be established
-- Plans will be made how to present and touristiaclly exploit the site uin the future.
The newspaper seems to have concentrated on some facts about the medieval phase of Burg Landshut rather than on real news about roman times.
Last night I sent a request to the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier about what will be published on "Princastellum" and where and when this will be.



BTW --- M Caecilus, -- have you been there ??
Siggi K.
....a couple of informations have been published in :
"Funde und Ausgrabungen im Bezirk Trier" Vol.48 2016, pp30-39 (Finds and Excavations in the Trier area)
(Well, published in 2017, rather.)
A couple of new informations, but, as this is a place of a medieval
castle there, less extensive than I would have like it to be. Sad
O.K. in short what has been new:
The walls/towers of the fortification as they is visible
are from the 5th century.
Dated mainly by find of a pottery part of Alzey 10 type besides of other pottery and glass particles.
Other structures, however, internal as well as external seem to
point towards earlier buidings at the site, datable into the 4th century.
The treatise is close by a short round-up on late-roman fortifications in the Mosel-valley
accompanied by a little map brought up to more recent findings.
Still no more extensive treatise, as som of us may have hoped for.
As with the fortified villa at Bodenbach, this may be done later.
(For those interested:
Trierer Zeitschrift 79/80-2016/2017 -- Peter Henrich: Die befestigte Villa von Bodenbach (Kreis Vulkaneifel) im Kontext
der spätantiken Befestigungen Galliens und Niedergermaniens -- pp 231-283
[The fortified Villa of Bodenbach County of Volcanic Eifel with respect to late-antique fortifications in Gallia and Nether Germania]
BTW: Herein's another treatise on Trier's roman city walls inside the Amphitheatre : Die römische Stadtmauer im Trierer Amphitheater
In short: The city walls here were built together with the amphitheatre, dating to the second half of the 2nd cenrury AD.
And yes: the research showed a further tower incorporated in the course of the wall at the amphitheatre.
A second flanking tower at the northern gate towards the city. (Oppose to that one on the southern side that's already been known
since 1923.

That's all for now.


Siggi K.

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