Carnuntum, Pannonia Superior – Part II

Continued From Carnuntum, Pannonia Superior – Part I A bit of an outlier to the northwest on a small road off of Hainburger Straße/B9 highway, the main road that leads west out of Petronell-Carnuntum, are the apparent remains of some water piping that may be associated with an aqueduct for the city. I’ve seen pictures…

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Nicopolis Area, Epirus

Most Recent Visit: May 2021 There are a couple interesting sites worth seeing in the hinterland areas around Nicopolis and Ambracia. Since the Nicopolis aqueduct only takes up a few hours, these are also good options to see in conjunction with that. The first of these is the so-called Necromanteion of Acheron, the famed oracle…

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North Sardinia (North)

For the final roundup of miscellaneous sites on Sardinia, we focus on the most northern part of the island, or more accurately, the northwestern part of the island. This route will cover roughly the northern part of the Sassari region. As with the other itineraries of this nature, the caveat is that most of these…

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Aquae Sextiae, Gallia Narbonensis

Most Recent Visit: June 2018 The Roman town of Aquae Sextiae Salluviorum, on the site of present-day Aix-en-Provence, was founded by the proconsul Gaius Sextius Calvinus in 122 BCE, making it the oldest Roman settlement in Gaul. The ‘Aquae’ referred to a hot spring nearby, the ‘Sextiae’ to the name of the founder, and the…

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Gallia Narbonensis – Avennio/Glanum Area

Most Recent Visit: June 2018 Many of the sites I visited in my trip through the south of France either weren’t associated with any major or extensively conserved site or were the only remains of a significant urban area. As such, many didn’t warrant their own post, so as I did with the miscellaneous sites…

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Genava, Gallia Narbonensis

Most Recent Visit: June 2018 Situated at the estuary of the Rhône River and the lake that bears its name is the second largest city in Switzerland, Geneva (Genève). During the period of Roman control of the area, Geneva was preceded by Genava, also sometimes referred to as Genua. The name seems to be derived…

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Villa Romana di Patti, Sicilia

Most Recent Visit: June 2017. I had originally wanted to include the Villa Romana di Patti as part of my post on Tyndaris, as the proximity and travel route of the two complement each other well (Patti works as a good base for seeing Tyndaris, and so visiting works well before or after). My post…

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Panormus, Sicilia – Part I

Most Recent Visit: June 2017. Now the bustling capital of the Sicily region, Palermo can trace its humble beginnings back to its founding as a Phoenician colony in 743 BCE by merchants from Tyre. Coinage suggests that the Phoenician name for the settlement was Machanath, a Phoenician word for a camp or a place of…

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Villa Romana del Casale, Sicilia

Most Recent Visit: June 2017. Nestled in a cool valley about three kilometers to the southwest of the modern town of Piazza Armerina is the Villa Romana del Casale, a large and extravagantly decorated villa. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the villa is world-renowned for the roughly 3,500 square meters of surviving mosaic flooring, though…

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Roman Villa of Durrueli, Sicilia

Most Recent Visit: June 2017. This post will be a bit different, as it’s kind of the mid-point between my usual schedule of updates. Because it’s just a small villa site without too much information available, and rather off the beaten path in the first place, I figured it would be better served as a…

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