Date(s) - 2013-09-21
10:00 - 18:00
Cella Septichora Látogatóközpont
Cultural Heritage Days
Cella Septichora Visitor Centre – 21 September 2013. 10:00
„From the cradle to the grave” – Soldiers’ life in late Roman Pannonia
The one-day programme, while taking you through the life of a Roman soldier gets you acquainted with the Roman heritage of the South Transdanubian region. In the morning in Dunakömlőd (Lussonium) a young Roman soldier appears who at the next scene welcomes you with a magnificient feast. In Kővágószőlős the everyday life of a Roman Villa revives. In the autumn of his life the soldier, now an old man, walks on the streets of Sopianae then is laid to rest in the Early Christian cemetery.
The defence of Pannonia, province of the onetime Roman Empire had gradually been put forward to the Danube from the inner areas. This is how limes, the defense line following the Danube had evolved.
In Lussonium the hero of our „tale” is a young soldier in his prime, who shows you the everyday life along the limes.
On the mediterranean hills stretching to the north of Drava, in areas suitable for growing grapes a great number of Roman villa economies had become known. In Kővágószőlős a painted burial chamber and a villa with mosaic floor was found. Here rural life of Roman times will come to life.
Early Christian cemetery of Pécs/Sopianae
The numerous relics of the Early Christian cemetery – burial chambers, greater cemetery buildings – had made the thriving city of late Antique culture, Sopianae renowned. Here the Early Christian cult of the dead will be demonstrated through a funeral ceremony.
Participation is free, but advance booking is required. Booking and further details: +36 (72) 224 755, info(kukac)pecsorokseg.hu
On 21st September from 6-10pm admission is free to the World Heritage Sites!