Of Roman centurions with shields and swords
Look back into everyday life in Roman times; valuable exhibits and explanatory photographs on how the items were used 2,000 years ago await you. With the regional “Limes im Hofgut” museum we have created a small gem of a museum that provides many an insight into the world of the former outpost of the Roman Empire. It tells the stories of centurions with shields and swords. Hofgut Georgenthal lies directly on the Limes, the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Words, maps, images, artefacts and the exhibition design combine to whisk you away into a slice of ancient world history directly on the doorstep here. 2,000 years ago, the world of the Mediterranean ended here.
After restoration: New splendor in the Limes Museum
After a restoration in June 2019, we present Roman metal finds from the castle Alteburg near Heftrich in a new splendor: A pot of bronze tells from the everyday life at Limes and a lamp and a little bell of iron. The equipment of the Roman soldiers included shield shields on the outside, shielding the hand of the shield bearers. The fragment of such a shield hump also belongs to the finds from the Alteburg. Included is a picture bowl from Terra Sigillata, on which such a shield can be seen in combat. And who dares to look closely, will even know the name of the ancient potter Belsus, who has immortalized himself with his own stamp on the bowl. Belsus worked between 170 and 220 AD in the ceramics factory of Rheinzabern at the Rhein.
In the footsteps of the ancient Romans with LMLIMES cicerones
A journey with eyewitnesses: Dirk Augustini and Renate Klingelhöfer walk in the footsteps of the ancient Romans. The guided tour is a special offer of the Cicerones on Hofgut Georgenthal.
Monday – Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Admission is free.