NEW: Rome's Eagle

Carnuntum and the Caesar's army. The new exhibition at the Archaeological Museum Carnuntinum outlines the Roman army’s impact on settlements, economy and social life in Carnuntum.

The new exhibition at the Archaeological Museum Carnuntinum outlines the Roman army’s impact on settlements, economy and social life in Carnuntum. “Rome’s Eagle” epitomized the Roman emperors’ universal claim to power. As a symbol of the supreme god Jupiter, it also represented the legions and the Roman military as a whole. One of the exhibition’s focal points lies on the comprehensive military and civil duties performed by the Roman army. The most spectacular exhibits on display are the world’s last surviving Roman cornu, a brass instrument used in battle to translate military commands, and a series of fully preserved helmets. Original findings from Carnuntum offer highly personal insights into careers and destinies of Roman soldiers.

Special attention is also lent to life along the border of the Roman Empire, formed by the Danube Limes in the case of Carnuntum. Thanks to both border control and cultural exchange secured by the Roman army, trade and culture thrived for centuries in the rich trade metropolis located directly on the frontier river separating the Roman Empire from the so-called Barbaricum.

Duration: 1 h
Price per ticket: € 12,-
Minimum: 20 participants
location: Museum Carnuntinum

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