Daniel Ewald, landscape architect MNLA

Remnants of the Amber Road

Remnants of the old Amber Road, an important trade route of the Roman empire, was the topic of study yesterday. We went to the historical museum in Sópron to get a lecture from professor János Gömöri, archeologist, explaining the discoveries of ancient relics during the development of the town.

Statues of old Roman gods below the Sópron museum.

During the Roman times, the quarries of St. Marghareta produced limestone for use in fortifications, towns and roads, as well as monuments and other artifacts; remnants of which can be seen to this day.

Uncovered from the streets of Sópron; a Roman forum as well as fragments of the Amber Road, in the direction it once was. The original stonework is intact. 

This column is placed between the first floor and the cellar of a museum building, connecting two thousand years of history in a single point.

The participants on the guided tour, standing on what remains of the ancient streets, now four meters below the city surface.

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