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Finds from Roman times have been unearthed throughout history. Stone monuments that were dug up during fieldwork were often reused as construction material.

Public interest in Roman coins and inscriptions grew in the 16th century, during the Renaissance phase.

Excavation of antique stones in the Middle Ages
1 Excavation of antique stones in the Middle Ages © Archäologische Staatssammlung München, Photo Manfred Eberlein

Bavarian State Conservation Office Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung