Monday, June 06, 2011

Romans in Haltern preferred wine from home

La battaglia della selva di Teutoburgo (9 d.C.)Battle of Teutoburg
Haltern remains for me one of the most fascinating sites in Germany. On the banks of the Lippe and abandoned pretty soon after the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in AD9, the museum is wonderful.

A lovely story has been picked up by some of the German press about the analysis of some 2,000 amphorae from the site. Produce, came to Haltern from all over the Mediterranean, including Italy and North Africa. Impressive logistics. The tabloid, the Bild, ran this as Romans preferred to drink their own local wine.

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