Ceuclum, het hedendaagse Cuijk, was een Romeinse nederzetting in de provincie Neder-Germanië (Germania Inferior). Ceuclum staat vermeld op de Peutinger kaart (Tabula Peutingeriana) tussen Blariacum ((Hout-)Blerick) en Noviomagi (Nijmegen).
Het stadje houdt de herinnering aan Ceuclum in ere, met vele verwijzingen en een leuk klein gratis museum in de oude toren.
And the job is done! 308 pages, thousands of photos, all my material on ancient sites is online, categorized, in correct hierarchy and the best quality I can achieve with the raw material!
Now up to visit more ancient sites to add to the pages! Notably missing and nearby are the Louvre, Britisch Musem, Vienna, Bruxelles to name a few museums, France and Spain is filled with ancient sites to explore and Rome, Italy is tempting ….
Ancient sites fascinate me. The quiet remains in remote locations in large cities, or in musea, are the link between us and the long gone people that lived and thrived there and left their marks to history and our current society.
Ancient for me means at least 1500 years ago: neolithic, greek , roman, chinese, egyptian.
Hope you enjoy my photographs of the sites, artefacts like tickets and postcards and leaflets, and small stories mostly stolen from wikipedia.
Welcome, my name is Hans Otten, born in Weesp near Amsterdam, now living in the south of the Netherlands.
Sites with remains of the classical antiquity times have always fascinated me. These sites, often quiet in remote locations, or excavated in large modern cities or the stunning remains displayed in museums are the link between us and people from long gone, people that lived and thrived then and there and left their marks in history.
These pages span fourty years of traveling to visit sites from antiquity and taking photographs. It started in 1975 with a trip to the south of France, where I saw Roman ruines in Nimes, Arles and La Turbie. Traveling continued in the next years to Italy, Greece and Egypt.
After a short break to raise the kids I continued my travels to the south of Europe and a bit further away (China, Japan, Indonesia) from 2007 and now with Sophie Chermin.
Pick a location from the map below! Or choose a site from the two Sitemaps menu entries in the menu on the top.
I hope you enjoy my and Sophie’s photographs of the sites and little artefacts like tickets and postcards and leaflets, and some stories, mostly stolen from wikipedia. Note that most of the photos come from my larger collection of travel photography: http://reizen.hansotten.nl. There all locations we visit on our trips are documented.
This site also show the progress in equipment.
From 1975 to around 2000 I used analogue camera’s, especially the Praktika XL SLR with lenses wide 29mm, normal 50 mm and telelens 125mm. I made slides, mostly on Agfa material. Digitized in the years 2000-2012.
In 2002 a Casio QV4000 was bought, and for my travel to China in 2007 a Canon Powershot A710IS.
In 2009 a Canon S90 took the main place, I still have and use regularly that little perfect camera!
2010 saw the arrival of a Canon 1000D DSLR with standard and 250mm zoom, 2012 the Canon G1 X. A Canon 1200D DSL was added in 2013 with 18-133 mm zoom, and Sophie used a Canon Powershot S95.
In 2016 my collection of Canon lenses was put to good usage with the semi professional Canon 70D DSLR and a Canon 100D DSLR with 18-55 mm for Sophie.