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Römische Schnellbauweise im Experiment: Die Contubernia auf dem Legionärspfad in Windisch

TitleRömische Schnellbauweise im Experiment: Die Contubernia auf dem Legionärspfad in Windisch
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMAISE, C.
JournalExperimentelle Archäologie in Europa Bilanz 2013
Volume12
Pages92-103
PublisherEuropäische Vereinigung zur Förderung der Experimentellen Archäologie e.V.
Place PublishedBad Langensalza
Type of Articlearticle
Publication LanguageGerman
ISBN Number978-3-944255-01-9
Abstract

Vindonissa (Windisch, CH) was the only roman legions' camp in today's Switzerland. 5000 to 6000 legionaries lived here from 14 to 101 AD. Since 2009 the archaeological sites and reconstructions form the "Legionärspfad" (the legionary's path). One of the main attractions are the Contubernia, the roman military barracks, that are reconstructed authentically - without modern elements like concrete foundations, woodscrews or rainproof paints. Visitors can enter the legionaries' rooms, the fabrica with the big flour mill and the conturion's house, they even can stay overnight in the legionaries' beds. However, the contubernia are not only a tourist attraction. At the same time they are "Switzerland's biggest archaeological experiment", that, several years from now will teach us a lot about the life period of roman wooden buildings.

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