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Virtual Reconstruction of Carnuntum - panem et circenses

After the discovery of the gladiator school, the researchers of the LBI ArchPro have done a complete scan of the ancient town of Carnuntum (east of Vienna, Austria) by using ground penetrating radar (GPR). The scientists have revealed, without excavation, an entire city area next to the amphitheater, containing bakeries, taverns and shops – an essential infrastructure for Roman spectacles. Hidden under the later city wall, the radar system detected the remains of a wooden amphitheater located at an intersection of a road that followed the Roman frontier (Danube Limes) and the main road leading back to Rome; a temple for the Quadriviae (Roman goddesses of the cross-roads) was located right next to the building.

View from city wall towards amphitheater

View from city wall towards amphitheater

Horreum (Roman granary) - visualization process

Horreum (Roman granary) - visualization process

Horreum non-textured

Horreum non-textured

Taverns district

Taverns district

Roman cellar

Roman cellar

Panem et circenses - Tabernae in Carnuntum

Carnuntum - panem et circenses