Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Budapest 1: Roman Aquincum

I left Malta for a short side trip to Budapest, Hungary. What a lovely city. One of the things a friend and I looked at was Aquincum, the Roman HQ for the Province of Pannonia. The Hungarians found the Military City (where the legions were) and the civil city. We didn't see the Military one (unclear if it was for visiting). They have excavated about 1/4 of the ancient city and it is mighty impressive. Great Museum with just the last year's finds. We concluded the Hungarians took their ancient history very seriously, as they have been at this archeological work since the end of the 19th century. So, a wide view (but NOT the whole expanse), a wall, some of the evidence of the ONE of the public baths.

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