Aquincum

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Ruins of the old town

Aquincum (Latin: [aˈkᶣɪŋkũː]) was an ancient city, situated on the North East of Pannonia in Roman Empire. The ruins of the city can be found today in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It is believed that Marcus Aurelius lived there some time. Aquincum was settled by a Celtic tribe and was a military base at that time (1 century AD). After AD 106, Aquincum became the capital city of the Pannon province.[1]

History[change | change source]

In the middle of the 4th century, Aquincum often experienced Sarmatian attacks from the north.[2] The city was destroyed by 350 AD. Germans and Attila the Hun invaded the region during 409 AD.[3]

Museum[change | change source]

Many historic artifacts have been collected in the local Aquincum Museum which was opened in 1894.[4] There is a historical reproduction of the hydraulic system in museum. There are also the ruins of the Roman era aqueduct in the city.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pannonia – Province by the Danube". Rome Across Europe. 2015-10-17. Archived from the original on 2018-11-10. Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  2. Stillwell; MacDonald; McAlister; Holland (1976). Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical sites. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
  3. Mena, Dante (2007-01-01). Adventure Guide to Hungary. Hunter Publishing (NJ). p. 177.
  4. "Research and Museum History of Aquincum". Aquincum Museum. Retrieved 2020-09-24.