Holzhausen Roman Limes Fort, Germany

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Carole Raddato
published on 22 August 2021

The Roman Limes fort at Holzhausen in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) is one of the best-preserved forts. It was erected in the mid-3rd century CE during the reign of Caracalla (r. 211-217 CE) and used until the abandonment of the limes in 260 CE. The foundation walls of the corner towers and the towers of the fort's four gates are exposed, as well as the stone foundations from the headquarters building (principia) with its semicircular apsis that contained the military standards (aedes).

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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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Raddato, C. (2021, August 22). Holzhausen Roman Limes Fort, Germany. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14492/holzhausen-roman-limes-fort-germany/

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Raddato, Carole. "Holzhausen Roman Limes Fort, Germany." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 22, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14492/holzhausen-roman-limes-fort-germany/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Holzhausen Roman Limes Fort, Germany." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Aug 2021. Web. 04 Feb 2023.