ARGO Roman country estate with mills

  • Enkirch

Three groups of burial mounds are situated along an old route. The smallest group, which includes one particularly prominent mound, is situated 200 m from the ruins of a Roman villa. Relive the past Make your own picture of the past: With the free ARGO app, you can view the mills on site using augmented reality in their original size and in 360 ° representation. To download the free ARGO app (www.ar-route.de).

Of the three burial mounds on the „Hinteren Hunseifen“, two were erected in the 3rd century BC. The largest mound is Roman and dates to the 1st century AD. About AD 100, secondary Roman burials were placed in both of the older mounds.

Just like the neighbouring mound, Mound 1 was originally erected for the burial of a Celtic woman. The reconstructed stone setting was erected about 250 BC as a prominent marker for the tomb: it consisted of a circular wall with an external diameter of 3.30 m surrounding a stone setting made of nine massive quartz blocks, each of which weighed up to 200 kg and two thirds of which protruded from the mound.

Within the mound, burned bones, two clothing fasteners (fibulae), an ornate belt chain and pottery, as well as bronze and iron elements from a chariot with no wheels were found. The archaeological remains confirm that a prominent Celtic woman in fine clothing was cremated on a pyre together with the body of a chariot and food offerings, and that the mound was then raised over her remains.

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56841 Enkirch



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