Agrippa and the Ubii

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Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa on the front wall of the Gürzenich, Cologne’s ceremonial hall from the 15th century.

Inside the Pantheon

A picture from outside the Pantheon in Rome. It was taken by me in 2001. I sucked as a photographer back then already.


The Rhineland around the years of 38-15 BCE. Caesar is dead. His adoptive son Augustus becomes the first Roman emperor. In his attemps to secure the eastern border of Gaul, that is adoptive father Caesar had conquered, he sends his best friend and son-in-law Agrippa. There, Agrippa comes up with a plan and by doing that he will initiate the founding of Cologne in 19 BCE.

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