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Limeseum: the borders of the Roman Empire.

For those interested in the great history of Roman civilization and its achievements, the Limeseum museum is a fascinating attraction, located in Wittelshofen, Bavaria.

Limeseum. Source: Wikipedia. Author: Wolfgang Sauber.

The museum was built in the Limes region which was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.

What is Limes?

The name Limes comes from Latin and was given to the structures used by the Romans to delimit and/or defend their territory, basically fortifications in the shape of walls.

Limes Germanicus

This physical limit was important because it delimited the territory of the Roman Empire to the south, of the Germanic tribes that inhabited the north, in the regions of Germania and Raetia (which today corresponds to some regions of Austria, northern Italy, and Switzerland).

On the site of one of the several fortifications found during archaeological excavations, the Limeseum was built. In this museum, the history of the region is told from the perspective of a Roman soldier named December, which makes the exhibition very attractive also for children and youth.

Roman house model, Limeseum. Source: Wikipedia. Author: Wolfgang Sauber.

In addition to the visitor being able to visually contemplate the region where Limes existed, there is an entire exhibition that shows the context in which these peoples lived and recreate scenarios from that time. In the museum, other artifacts found in the region are also displayed. Where there were Limes, the Roman Empire sought to populate, maintain villages, provide support, and establish a bond of permanence within its limits.

Seen from the top of the hill next to the Limeseum, at the bottom, we see a rectangular demarcation on the ground, these are the noises of the Limes Germanicus. Ahead of the replica of the old Limes, in scale 1:10.

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