#12 A Tour through Roman Cologne’s Golden Era – part 2

#12 A Tour through Roman Cologne's Golden Era – part 2 The History of Cologne

As we continue our stroll through Cologne in Roman times, this time we will actually look at the stuff inside the city walls. Where was everything located at? And where did the normal people live? What kind of economy was predominant? And was there a Colosseum in Cologne?
This picture is from Pompeji in Italy. But this is the kind of style that Roman Cologne must have looked like. CLICK TO ENLARGE PICTURE
A typical city layout of Roman colony. In simplified form, this urban structure applies to Roman Cologne
Von Die Autorenschaft wurde nicht in einer maschinell lesbaren Form angegeben. Es wird DieBuche als Autor angenommen (basierend auf den Rechteinhaber-Angaben). – Die Autorenschaft wurde nicht in einer maschinell lesbaren Form angegeben. Es wird angenommen, dass es sich um ein eigenes Werk handelt (basierend auf den Rechteinhaber-Angaben)., CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1671943 CLICK TO ENLARGE PICTURE
How Roman Cologne looked like. But remember, this shows Cologne at 300 CE already. The bride and the fort in the lower right corner did not exist yet in this epiosde. CLICK TO ENLARGE PICTURE

Roman Harbour Street

The harbour street close to the Cologne Cathedral. When it was discovered, they replaced it a few meters. And messed up how the stones really were put together. That’s why the road is so wonky. Not the Roman’s fault.

Decumanus Maximus / Schildergasse

Today’s “Decumuanus Maximus” in modern Cologne. Today it is called Schildergasse (“Sign Alley”) But there are no sign makers there anymore, neither is this an alley still. 😀
Also on today’s Schildergasse/Decumanus Maximus. Here, beneath the ground, must have been the forum, the central marketplace of Cologne. But it seems that there are no archaeological remains left of it.

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