Mainz is a beautiful place with lots of charm, and it’s busy with people in the summer. Vans in the … Continue reading Mainz: atmospheric underground temple, Roman ships, and museum with treasures
The most obvious Roman symbol of Trier is the massive Porta Nigra, the town gate which has become blackened over … Continue reading Trier: towering gate, great museum and more
So, having seen an amazing place at Xanten, and now being just about two months into my Sabbatical (I arrived … Continue reading Bonn: small town, with a few things of interest in the museum
I found the archaeological park in Xanten to be one of the most impressive museums dedicated to the Romans that … Continue reading Xanten: amazing reconstructions in an excellent open air museum
My first stop on the German leg of my third Sabbatical trip was the great city of Köln (aka Cologne). … Continue reading Köln (Cologne): Roman glass, tombstones and more next to the amazing Dom!
The second of my three 3-week Classical trips has come to an end, and next Monday, 19 June, I will … Continue reading Coming soon: Germania and Dalmatia!
I spent the morning at Portugal’s best and largest archaeological site, Conímbriga. I’m staying at a place 45 minutes by … Continue reading Conímbriga: extensive and fascinating Roman site near Coimbra