Germany

In April 2012, I went to Germany to attend the Roman Archaeology Conference, which was being held in Frankfurt. Here are three articles that I wrote as a result of the conference.

The Glauberg is an early Iron Age hillfort, outside which a warrior was buried under  a large barrow with his statue set on top of it.There were spectacular finds with the burial.

We also visited the Saalburg, the famed Roman Fort which was reconstructed in the 1890s: here I look at the more modern reconstructions in a rather different style

Finally, what would London have been like, if Boudicca had won? The answer may well be Waldgirmes, a site that was intended to be the capital of the new Roman province of Germania,  but which was abandoned in a hurry following the defeat of Varus in AD  9 and the loss of three legions

 

Glauberg

Saalburg

Waldgirmes