Here are some impressions of the Harzhorn Battlefield for those of you who do not have a chance to visit it. Beware - the site is impossible to reach via public transportation, even the taxi shuttle has been discontinued. The futuristic info building is only open on Sundays. Note the Autobahn in the background - it passes through what is the only pathway between two mountain ridges that would have been impossible to cross for the supply carriages of of an ancient army train. Here is what a Legionary wore in 235 a.D.: ... and this is what he carried with him (25 kilos in total) for more than 700 kilometers from Mainz on the Rhine to the Elbe and back (the easternmost roman military camp found so far is at Hachelbich in the former GDR): Scientific research makes it possible to reconstruct single fights in the area. This is the spot where a Roman cavalryman died in battle after fighting his way to the top of the hill. The red signs mark the spots where torn pieces of his chain armor, his belt buckle and other parts of his equipment were found: By drawing an exact survey of the numerous missiles, volleys of arrows as well as potential positions of catapults and archers became visible. This is where salvoes of rapid fire from a torsion gun must have created a massacre amongst the attacking tribesmen: Afterwards I visited the beautiful city of Göttingen, home to the world´s largest collection of plaster casts of antique statues from all major museums ( http://viamus.uni-goettingen.de/fr/e/uni/d/01/02 ): Last but not least I had a chance to browse through the coin cabinet of the University of Göttingen. Here is one of hundreds (!) of trays from their ancient collection: I could have spent days in there... and in their numismatic library Hope you all had a nice weekend as well !!!