Vicus Tabernae


Carole Raddato
published on 14 January 2021
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Tabernae was a small Gallo-Roman town (vicus) located along the major Roman road leading from Divodurum Mediomatricorum (modern-day Metz) to Augusta Treverorum (modern-day Trier). The settlement existed from the 1st century CE until late antiquity. The inhabitants of the vicus mainly provided goods and services for travellers. 'Tabernae' was the Roman name for the way-stations or hotels on roads between towns where travellers could take a break.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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