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Numerus fort Trennfurt

The numerus fort is located in the northeast of the old centre of Trennfurt, between the Trennfurter Straße (B 469) the railroad tracks. There has not been any construction in the area.

Only the surrounding walls of the stone fort (0.6 hectares) have been found. The praetorian front at the east has been damaged by the rail bank. Stray finds indicate that the vicus was located at the south of the fort.

The dedication altar, built into the entry of the church, is dedicated to Jupiter, Silvanus and Diana and names a wood-cutting commando of the 22nd legion that was stationed in Mainz.

Chronology

Probably originally an earth-and-timber construction, expanded in stone. Dedication altar of a wood-cutting commando, 212 AD.

Monument

Category: fortlet, secondary find site

Stone fort, 06 hectares; surrounding wall. Secondary find site of a Roman stone.

Current State: No later construction above the area. Meadows and farmed fields. The area of the fort is not recognizable. It is limited at the east by the road "Am Bahndamm".

Monument Protection: Yes - UNESCO World Heritage Site, 2005

Research: The excavation led by W. Conrady as part of the Reichs-Limeskommission's research in 1900 could only partially uncover the fort. The goal was to determine the perimeters. Nothing is known about the interior area.

Literature
ORL A, Bd. 3, Strecke 6, 22f. Conrady 1900. Baatz-Herrmann 1982, 482f. Schönberger 1985, 478 E 58. Sommer 1988, 695. Baatz 2000, 215, Limesstraße 2002, 69f.

Links

Deutsche Limeskommission: Kastell Trennfurt

Aerial map of Fort Trennfurt
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Plan of the Trennfurt numerus fort (red)
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Site of the numerus fort Trennfurt
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Trennfurt, site of the numerus fort
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Northern area of Fort Trennfurt
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Southern area of Fort Trennfurt
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Map with transportation routes, Trennfurt
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Dedication altar, St. Maria Magdalena parish church, Trennfurt
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1 Aerial map of Fort Trennfurt © LVG, Bearbeitung M. Berger (ASM) 2 Plan of the Trennfurt numerus fort (red) © Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München 3 Site of the numerus fort Trennfurt © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat 4 Trennfurt, site of the numerus fort © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat 5 Northern area of Fort Trennfurt © Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München 6 Southern area of Fort Trennfurt © Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München 7 Map with transportation routes, Trennfurt © Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München 8 Dedication altar, St. Maria Magdalena parish church, Trennfurt © Boundary Productions, Photo Eric Dobat

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