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life in a small Town in Central Netherlands
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Among the finding of the Roman eara is an altar stone to the Syrian sun-god Elagabal from the mid-second century. It was found in the remains of a monumental building in the village near the fort discovered in May 2003. It was erected by a soldier who may have been born somewhere along the Danube, but who may as well have been a native from the Low Countries.
For the good health of the emperor caesar Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, to the invincible sun Elagabal and Minerva has Lucius Terentius Bassus, standard bearer of the third unit of Breuci [erected this altar].
City in the west of the Dutch province Utrecht, founded by the Romans in 40 AD as a castellum at the Northern Fronteer of the Roman Empire. Received city rights in 1372, forensic city for North and South Holland's bigger cities, 33.650 inhabitants.
Woerden Community contains the towns and villages: Harmelen, Kamerik and Zegveld.