ARGO Roman country estate with mills

  • Kinheim

The Roman country estate covers an area of 350x 250 m in the parishes of Lösnich and Kinheim. Several buildings have been uncovered by archaeologists: the central residence, a pressing house, well house, temple and cemetery. The remains of structures for the mills merit particular attention. 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).

200 m beneath the main residence, in the rocky valley of a stream, walls carved into the rock, channels and recesses were discovered. Where this can be best seen, a channel with a trapezoidal profile that was narrower at the bottom housed a millwheel; on the east side was a recess into which the wheel’s axle was set. Parallel to it was a smaller groove for a cog. The millwheel was large, and may have been 6 m in diameter. The interpretation is confirmed by the discovery of a fragment of a bottom millstone that will have been 1 m in diameter.

The 3D reconstruction shows how the millstone was driven by water employing a horizontal cog that was set over the millwheel, and a cog parallel to it. The complex apparently included two more mills 80 m further downstream. A millpond 150 m further upstream ensured that the mill still worked when the stream carried little water.

On the map

Harelbekeplatz 1

54538 Kinheim



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Friday, 25.11.2022 00:00 - 00:00
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Saturday, 03.12.2022 00:00 - 00:00
Sunday, 04.12.2022 00:00 - 00:00
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