The Porta Praetoria of Saalburg Roman Fort

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Carole Raddato
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published on 13 August 2021
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The reconstructed Porta Praetoria, the main gate of the Saalburg Roman Fort. The gate takes its name from the Via Praetoria, the camp’s road running in a north-south direction. Between the two gates, a bronze statue of emperor Antoninus Pius greets the visitors.

The Saalburg is a reconstructed Roman cohort fort located northwest of Bad Homburg in Hesse (Germany) and belonging to the Limes Germanicus. This fort served for 150 years as a base for frontier troops stationed along the Roman Frontier in Germany. The Saalburg is the most completely reconstructed Roman fort in Germany and serves as a research institute and open-air museum. It is part of UNESCO‘s “Upper-German Raetian Limes“ World Heritage Site.

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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 13). The Porta Praetoria of Saalburg Roman Fort. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14423/the-porta-praetoria-of-saalburg-roman-fort/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Porta Praetoria of Saalburg Roman Fort." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 13, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14423/the-porta-praetoria-of-saalburg-roman-fort/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Porta Praetoria of Saalburg Roman Fort." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 13 Aug 2021. Web. 24 Oct 2021.