Aquincum

by Agnes Felber May. 15, 2015 1880 views

Aquincum was an ancient city, situated on the northeastern borders of the Pannonia province within the Roman Empire. The ruins of the city can be found today in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. It is believed that Marcus Aurelius may have written at least part of his book Meditations at Aquincum.

It was originally settled by the Eravisci, a Celtic tribe. Aquincum served as a military base (castrum), having been part of the Roman border protection system called limes. Around AD 41-54, a 500-strong cavalry unit arrived, and a Roman legion of 6,000 men was stationed here by AD 89. The city gradually grew around the fortress, and after Pannonia was reorganised by the Romans in AD 106, Aquincum became the capital city of Pannonia Inferior. The city had around 30,000 to 40,000 inhabitants by the end of the 2nd century, and covered a significant part of the area today known as the Óbuda district within Budapest.

  Be the first to like this post
Join the conversation
3
There are 3 comments , add yours!
Sara G 5 years, 5 months ago

Amazing tile work..pretty #4. Interesting photos and facts, thanks, Aggie!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Yves Monast 5 years, 5 months ago

you cut the head off on the fist shot haha.....

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 5 months ago

I like the detail in the 2nd is that from the 3rd photo?

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Up
Copyright @Photoblog.com