Romans in Boppard – Room 2

Romans in Boppard - Room 2 About Roman life in Boppard - baths, kitchens and funerals

What you can expect to see here

From Bath to Church

Where once was the Roman bath, now stands the Catholic Basilica of St. Severus. Its predecessor was built on it after the Roman withdrawal in the second half of the 6th century.

Kitchen 

In choosing foods, social status, but also the region and the climate were important factors

Burials

Burials were an integral part of the faith in antiquity and the final resting place was a sacred spot with religious rules and traditions.

Roman clothing

Clues on how Gallo-Romans used to dress can for example be found on reliefs.

Dining table

Social differences are also evident in the crockery or whether there is a dining room. Drinking utensils and tableware were made of ceramics, glass or non-ferrous metal, while silver was commonly used in the upper social class.

Shards tell history  

Former Roman settlements are rich in finds. These are usually waste in the form of pottery shards or animal bones. Lost belongings such as coins or jewelery can also be found occasionally.

Room 1

The Roman fortress in Boppard