Visit April 2017
Mainz has a rich roman history as military fortress.
Some sitea re still visible such as the theatre (not very well maintained alas) and the not so long ago discovered Isis temple, an undergroundsmall museum in a shopping mall with the applicable name Romer Passage.
The visit to France delivered new photos of many roman sites in the south. A nice enhancement of the 1975 visit with new sites added.
Pont du Gard
While I saw the Orange Triumph Arc and the Theatre in 1975, while we passed them driving by, from the car window, a proper visit waited until June of 2017.
I visited Arles in July 1975, and with Sophie again in June 2017.
We did the full tour of Roman artefacts, including the aquaduct nearby.
Aquaduct at Barbegal
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.