A Tour through Roman Cologne’s Golden Era – part 1

In this episode we leave the chronological path of our narrative. We are going to visit a Roman Cologne that might have been just like this. Between the year 100-250 CE. This timespan of 150 years was the golden age of Roman Cologne. CLICK TO ENLARGE PICTURES!

Road to ancient Cologne

CLICK TO ENLARGE! This is the way we enter ancient Cologne from the north. The blue circle is where we walk through the northern gate. Left 1,800 years ago, on the right today. Many parts of the Roman city wall are still used as foundations. (yellow line)
Reconstruction of how a Roman street to ancient Cologne might have looked like. As you can see. The tombs are right next to the street.

Tomb of Poblicius

Due to the Corona outbreak and the closure of all museums I had to use pictures from Wikipedia. And it doesn’t help that the museum is currently closed as it is being renovated right now. As always, click or tap on the pictures to enlarge them.

Von Eigenes Werk – Eigenes Werk, CC BY 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15226314
Inscription of the tomb Von Anonym (Köln) etwa 40 n. Chr. – Tomb of Poblicius (from Teretina, veteran of the 5th legion), c. 40 A.D., Romisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne/Carole Raddato from FRANKFURT, Germany, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30158371

Northern Gate of ancient Cologne

This is just one of two former side entrances for pedestrians.
Black and white image of the keystones of Cologne’s northern city gate. I would have taken the picture myself in color, but as I said. The museum is closed for several years.

Dionysos mosaic

Small replica of the house where the mosaic was located at. Von JordiCuber – Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74377490

The mosaic from a birdeye’s view. Von Denis Barthel – Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37271054

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