Once walked in the footsteps of the ancient Roman presence in our land, how will history-patevoditelka not lead us into the "city of the Roman legions." Nove or as the Latin Novae, occurred 4 km from Svishtov today, initially as a huge ancient military camp on the extensive area of nearly 250 acres of land on the banks of the Danube. It was founded around 45g.sled Hr. by order of Roman Emperor Klavdiy.Kakto most Roman towns in today's Bulgarian lands, and novels there was erected over an earlier Thracian settlement. Indeed, the first settlers here are from the Neolithic era 3000-2600 BC, and the presence of the Thracians in the region is dated around 30 g.sl.Hr. to conquer them by Marcus Licinius Crassus.
In 69 AD, the, Legion, founded the camp Nove, was replaced by one of three elite legions of Emperor Vespasian - First Italic Legion (Legio I Italica). Submitted to defend the borders of the Roman Empire from barbarian tribes across the Danube, namely the permanent camp of this legion, for nearly four centuries, is developing a powerful city-protsavtyavashtiyat. Undoubtedly, the enormous power and importance of the development is determined by the strategic location of the town on an important crossroads in which they crossed by land to otvaddunavskite Philippopolis Constantinople, but also - and the Black Sea. Nove, together with the existing fortresses ever Sexaginta Priscilla, Dorostorum Ritsaria and forming the outer line of defense in the Roman Empire on the Danube.
Today, the ruins of the ancient settlement are relatively well studied, due to many years of ongoing excavations by the joint Bulgarian-Polish archaeological expedition. Is fully excavated and studied the military center of town with its main building, housing parts, thermal, military hospital and headquarters of the legion. It was found that after the adoption of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire (313), the ancient Novae had with his bishop.
Having considered the best preserved and studied military camp in the northwestern provinces of the empire, at the initiative of enthusiasts - fond of ancient history from Italy, Germany, France and other countries, together with the support and cooperation of Municipality of Svishtov, for two consecutive years - small Danube town became the scene of the ages. In yuni'2008 was held the first festival of ancient heritage, called Eagle on the Danube. And this year, Svishtov was again spectacular arena of battles between Romans and barbarians, a demonstration of Roman military strategies and techniques attractive gladiatorial combat, reconstruction of legionnaire wedding market for slaves, and any other events carrying us centuries ago, among the ancient spirit and atmosphere of Rome.
And if, said so far was enough to arouse your interest and curiosity and wished you have the emotions of this unusual experience, you do not remain nothing more than to keep track of the days of the festival ... next year.
Първи фестивал на античното наследство
Археологически разкопки, Нове
Нове-останки от крепостните стени
Арена на вековете
Крепостни зидове, Нове
..руините и реката...
Руините на Нове, край р.Дунав