Wine - not only loved by the Romans
The copy of a wine ship with the place of discovery Neumagen invites discoverer, experts and wine connoisseurs to the history around the turning point in the Roman Empire. Copied is a wine ship, that was constructed as a grave of a wine merchant. With such a ship regional wine from the Moselle was shipped in the Roman Empire.
A monument with history"An autumn evening at the Moselle is ending. The wine harvest was very good, the wine is delicious and securely stored inside the ship. Again and again wine merchants delivered their good to Rome. Just understandable, that to honour them because of their good and competent trades a grave monument was constructed."
Here now the details:
- two helmsmen
- six rowers
- 22 wooden oars
- ergonomical barrel form
- place of discovery area of the Moselle
- measures: length 19 cm, height 11 cm
- material: real patinated alabaster plaster
- time classification: around 220 AD
- original place of discovery of the grave monument: Neumagen - Dhron
- part of a unique construction
The original of the wine ship today is in the Regional Museum Trier. It was found in Neumagen - Dhron as a part of foundation of a castle. The way of construction corresponds to the Roman wine ships of that time.Forum Traiani ® registered trademark