Timeline

1739

Matthias Fuhrmann releases the first scientific publication on stone inscriptions in Carnuntum in Latin and Greek language.

1852

Freiherr von Sacken releases the first comprehensive study on Carnuntum.

from 1877

First systematic excavations: legionaries' camp, Military City's Amphitheatre, Mithraeum (the latter is on display at the Museum Carnuntinum). Excavations and restorations near the Heidentor.

1885

Foundation of the "Gesellschaft der Freunde Carnuntums" ("Society  of friends of Carnuntum"), a private association to promote research of Carnuntums' cultural heritage. Luminaries of nobility, bourgeoisie, science and economy were among its first members.

1904

Inauguration of the Museum Carnuntinum in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg by Emperor Francis Joseph I.

1939

First excavations near the Forum's baths and the Civilian City in Petronell-Carnuntum.

1948

Resumption of scientific excavations in the Roman city quarter.

1977 – 97

Excavations in the Roman fort.

1996

Foundation of the Archäologische Kulturpark Niederösterreich Betriebsges.m.b.H.

2000 – 2013

Intensive archaeological research in the Civilian City. Reconstructions of Lucius' house, villa urbana, Roman baths and domus quarta.

2011

Discovery of the gladiator school.

2012 – 2014

Comprehensive study of the ancient urban area of 10 km2 with non-invasive methods.

2014

Conferment of the first European Cultural Heritage Award.

2015

Foundation of the Familia Gladiatoria Carnuntina.

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