Sites & cities that bear the name of Novaesium


Today in : Germany
First trace of activity : 16 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 4th century C.E
Recorded names : Castra Novaesia, Castrum Novaesium, Nivisium castellum, Neuss legionary camp

Description : Novaesium , the former Neuss legionary camp (also Castrum Novaesium , plural Castra Novaesia ), in the Gnadental district of Neuss, is one of the most important and best-researched Roman military camps in the Rhineland . Furthermore, today's ground monument is considered the oldest known military camp of its kind in this region. During the time of its existence, Novaesium was, alongside Vetera and Mogontiacum, the most important deployment base of the Romans in their attempt to establish Germania magna to occupy, and then formed an essential part of the Lower Germanic Limes . In provincial Roman archeology , the reconstruction of Novaesium was for decades ideal for Roman legion camps of the imperial era.

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