Augsburg, Cologne, Trier – perhaps you have already heard about these cities. But did you also know that all these cities were built by the Romans?
The ancient Romans ruled over a mighty empire that was far larger than Europe – the Imperium Romanum.
The Romans had to wage a lot of wars for it and subjugate native tribes and people. From the capital Rome they soon conquered all countries from Portugal to Syria, from Great Britain to Egypt.
In the middle of the first century BC, the Romans came to the southwest of Germany and to Austria.
In the north of their empire the Romans built a boundary wall – the Limes.
Watchtowers were to help to beat back the enemies.
But how was such a city created?