Citadel in Mainz: Lodge of the place of ancient friends

This story is still waiting to be vividly told. Because to see much more of the Roman theatre, the bot in Mogontiacum, capital of the province Germania superior

Citadel in Mainz: Lodge of the place of ancient friends

This story is still waiting to be vividly told. Because to see much more of the Roman theatre, the bot in Mogontiacum, capital of the province Germania superior, in front of around 1700 years, for up to 10,000 visitors. A smaller building, it should have been the beginning of the first century after Christ. From the point of view of the archaeologists, it might have been in the "newer game site" with a diameter of 116 meters and a platform width of 42 meters, at the time, the largest Roman theatre North of the Alps.

Markus Schug

correspondent Rhein-Main Süd.

F. A. Z.

more than 20 years Ago the Jakob mountain below the citadel in the ground the remains of the Roman period, especially the arrow to the stumps, a bit of masonry and parts of the rows of seats were, in a community action with the help of many dedicated citizens, although again brought to daylight. A really remarkable place is not become of it but until today.

Since Tuesday, at least some, although yet empty, Container to be turned in August in a approximately 70 square meters large info point with a kitchenette and a visit to the toilet are above the railway tracks, limited ground now. Even if the Whole thing is only meant as a temporary measure, visitors can learn there until further notice more about the Roman theatre, the Drusus stone, and the citadel.

A concept

Still have to settle for the Curious, however, with a screen flickering film contributions to the ongoing restoration of the fortress wall and the previous experiments of the theatre of salvation. A coherent concept for the complete Area on the Zitadellenweg below the Lutheran Church, which in this case also financially limited city hopes of a free-space competition for landscape architects to design and usage make suggestions. You are looking for a total concept for the preservation, presentation and future use of the hillside site, said construction and cultural Department head, Marianne Grosse (SPD).

the Competition documents will be worked according to your Department yet. In Parallel, it'll go in small steps. So once a replacement built-in wooden seat to be eliminated in rows, which are now rotting for the most part again. Also a long-scheduled and private donors supported the lighting concept for the former theater space, you want to implement this year in the fact.

In all its splendour, the ancient Area is going to Shine, if at all, but probably at the earliest in a few years. Until then, it is to give a newly-designed information center and the corresponding concept of the exhibition is to be able to from now on, all questions on everyday life in Mogontiacum to the life in the former capital of upper Germania, and to the importance of the Roman theatre of Mainz, clear and competent answer.

Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 17:19

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