ZoM - Au temps des Romains

A 2 km walking audio tour guide in French in Maastricht featuring 4 highlights.
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Maastricht came into existence as a Roman settlement, thanks to its geographical position: a Roman road arrived at a shallow spot in the rive here. This made it possible to build a bridge. This is an important story in the biography of the city, because as of that moment, Maastricht has been inhabited continually. The bridge became the pivot of the city's history. The early roman founding, the late roman reinforcement and the early Christian history is dominated by Saint Servatius, the bishop of Tongres who came to Maastricht. He became the patron saint of the city.

We don't have any written sources about the first thousand years of the city's history. So how is it possible that Maastricht can be identified as 'old' city? This was the work of archeologists. They did a lot of, often spectacular, research in the Maastricht 'soil archive'. Archeology is the connecting link, which shows the continuity of the late antique period to the early middle-ages. The archeologists placed the understanding of that continuity in our collective memory, in our current daily perception of the city.

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Sint Servaasbrug
, Maastricht
Limburg, NL

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