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Carnuntum - Die Garde des Statthalters / The governor's guard

30.3.2016 press release (LBI ArchPro, Land NÖ, Archäologischer Park Carnuntum, ZAMG, ÖAW, 7reasons) 

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The garrison of the governor’s guard (castra singularium) in Carnuntum 

From 2011 to 2015, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro) and its international partner consortium were running a large-scale archaeological prospection project at the Roman town of Carnuntum. By systematically applying a multi-disciplinary approach based on remote sensing and high-resolution, near-surface geophysics, most of the extent of the former capital of the Roman province of Upper Pannonia has been surveyed. In August 2014, the garrison of the governor’s guard was detected, using ground penetrating radar (GPR) and magnetics. Being situated immediately west to the legionary fortress, the so-called castra singularium formed a part of a huge building complex, which was the administrative center of the Roman province. A massive wall enclosed this newly discovered military garrison, which consisted of several barracks for soldiers, a central administrative complex and buildings dedicated to logistical purposes. The combination of the governor’s palace and the garrison of his guard, in close vicinity to the legionary fortress and the campus, the military training area of the legionaries, make this new discovery unique in the Roman world. 

Link to official press release and imagery (DE|EN): http://carnuntum.7reasons.net

Die Garde des Statthalters - die castra singularium in Carnuntum

Die Auswertung der Ergebnisse des Projektes "ArchPro Carnuntum" förderte nach der Entdeckung der Gladiatorenschule und den frühesten Marschlagern einen neuen Sensationsfund zutage. Am westlichen Ortsrand von Bad Deutsch-Altenburg konnten die unmittelbar an den Statthalterpalast angrenzenden Gardequartiere der Leibgarde des Statthalters identifiziert werden. Es ist dies bislang der einzige in dieser Eindeutigkeit und Dimension nachweisbare Fund im gesamten Gebiet des ehemaligen Imperium Romanum.

Links zur offiziellen Presseaussendung und Bildmaterial (DE|EN): http://carnuntum.7reasons.net

Zusammenfassung der wissenschaftlichen Ergebnisse zu den castra singularium: