Saturday, May 05, 2012

Roman-age farm estate opens in West Hungary

Central Europe's largest uncovered Roman-age farm estate with more than 20 buildings, including the remains of baths, a lapidary and a cemetery, opened its gates in Nemesvamos in western Hungary on Wednesday, a spokesperson of the Dezső Laczkó Museum in Veszprém said.

Although installation at Villa Romana Baláca is still under way to be fully ready for the summer, visitors can see museum experts making finishing touches, Mona Gaspar said.

The site will be complete with a 700-thousand-piece replica of a mosaic floor and the addition of furniture to fully evoke Roman rural life 2,000 years ago in the Roman Empire's Pannonia province.

Visitors will be able to experience the recreation of Roman life with the help of a 3D screening room, the museum's website said.

The archaeological site that was discovered by ploughmen in 1904 will host its first summer event on June 1 with a theatre programme, a Roman war-craft show and wine-tasting.