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Roman heritage in Emona Ljubljana

2000 years of the Roman city Emona, so where to see any remains from Roman times?

City Museum of Ljubljana  with its Emona House and the Early Christian Centre archaeological parks host the most beautifully preserved remains of Roman houses in Ljubljana.
The Jakopič Garden, named after the famous Slovenian Impressionist painter Rihard Jakopič, is the site of the remains of a Roman house built in the 1st century AD as part of a larger building complex. The remains of the house, which used to cover 500 square metres, include an original 1st century floor that show the distribution of rooms, a nearby road, and a cloaca (sewer shaft), which still serves its original purpose.

Emona House, D.Wedam

Emona House, D.Wedam

According to an inscription the Roman town walls on the site of the present Trg francoske revolucije square were built between 14 and 15 AC. The rectangular-shaped walls surrounded the town centre and measured 2,4 metres wide and 6 to 8 metres high. There was at least 26 towers and four main gates. 

Roman wall, D.Wedam

Roman wall, D.Wedam

iEmona is an information point of Roman Emona located in Chopin underpass in Kongresni trg square. There you can find a model of Emona, a virtual projection, a film about life in Roman times, information about Emona in English and Slovene language.

iEmona, visitljubljana.com

iEmona, visitljubljana.com

The Roman Lapidarium collection held at the National Museum of Slovenia keeps more than 200 stone monuments with Roman Latin inscriptions dating from the 1st to 4th centuries AC. Most of the monuments were found on the site of Emona , the Ižanski kot area, the town of Trojane, and the regions of Zasavje and Dolenjska.

All the monuments are marked with information boards with QR codes, which allow smart phone users to access related audio and visual content on the internet.

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