Bringing history to life
The Roman city gate
For protection and demarcation, the Romans built city walls with various gates for entry and exit. Usually the gates were located on opposite sides, similar to forts. Since Roman city planning was based on quadrant patterns with two main axes at right angles, there were thus usually four city gates! They fulfilled a great protective function and allowed controlled entry and exit as well as trade. Depending on their location, the gates were simple or even decorated with ornamental elements.
Germany's best known preserved Roman city gate is in Trier, the Porta Nigra! But also ancient excavation cities like Pompeii let you reach the city through four entrances and exits.
A moment becomes history
History at your fingertips. This arch is ideal to combine with the Roman road to create a vivid view of Roman history.
- suitable for children over 6 years
- 15 different figures, including horsemen, merchants and chariots
- showers 3-5 cm high
- scale 1:87
- Roman city gate
- sturdy colorful printed paper
Detailed reconstruction to tinker with yourself
For the construction you only need a ruler, a craft knife, scissors and glue. In addition, there is a description in German, English and French with sketches that help in the construction and a short historical classification with map.
The figures are easy to cut out. Then cut in at the dotted line, fold one area forward and one back and the figure can stand. Can be combined with all sheets of the same scale!
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