Heidentor (Heathens' Gate)

The Heidentor (Heathens' Gate) is situated about 900 metres south of Carnuntum's civilian city and was presumably erected during the reign of Emperor Constantius II (351–361 AD). The Heidentor is a so-called quadrifrons, a monument on four pillars with two intersecting passageways. The Heidentor was shaped like a cube with each side about 14.5 metres long. The massive plinth in the middle, which blocks the passageways, indicates that it was a triumphal monument. A larger-than-life statue of the emperor probably stood on the plinth, which is about 4.3 metres high.

Heidentorgasse, 2404 Petronell-Carnuntum

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