Roman Necropolis

Roman Necropolis, Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini

Roman Necropolis
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Cemeteries
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Ob Rimski Nekropoli, Sempeter v Savinjski Dolini 3311 Slovenia
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NATAŠA P
Zalec, Slovenia98 contributions
Mistery of the past
Jun 2020
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Almost 2,000 years ago, an immensely important Roman road was passing through Šempeter, connecting Roman towns Aquilea, Emona, Celeia Many powerful Roman patricians lived nearby and some were buried in the tombs of the Roman Necropolis in Šempeter. The discovery of the Necropolis happened quite coincidentally in 1952, when works in an orchard revealed a statue of a sitting woman. Few years after the excavation, the beautifully preserved archaeological site Roman Necropolis in Šempeter was opened. It is still seen as one of the most important remains from the Roman era in Slovenia and in Central Europe. The Roman Necropolis is an open-air museum in which works of art of most skilled Roman craftsmen are exhibited.
After the Roman Necropolis had been discovered, more than 600 items were found and over 100 family tombs excavated. The most beautiful tombs are the large tombs made of Pohorje marble, ornamented with the high-relief statues of the buried families. The Spectatius family tomb is the largest and is covered with reliefs of four seasons. The Ennius family tomb is said to be the most beautiful and depicts the mythical scene of Europe’s abduction. Every tomb tells its own 2,000-year-old story, describing antique . Worth to visit
Written June 21, 2020
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Behr-H96
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Good place to stop en route
Sep 2019 • Solo
Went there as primary destination. Not sure if was worth it - if you pass it en route a stop definitly makes sense. Some old tombs around 2.000 years old what makes it quite impressive. Especially as it gives some background of Roman history in Slovenia.
Written September 17, 2019
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Boulder11
Boulder, CO152 contributions
An interesting stop
Jul 2017 • Couples
Located just off the main road between Ljubljana and Maribor, a stop in Sempeter makes sense. This Roman cemetery was buried by flood waters for hundreds of years and when discovered was largely intact!! The two people manning the entry gate were very friendly and one of them took us on a guided tour of the mausoleums. Having her commentary really made the stop worthwhile!
Written July 16, 2017
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Klementina91
Celje, Slovenia19 contributions
a visit to history
Dec 2015 • Friends
Place where you can get to know a bit of Roman history trough visiting a roman cemetery. They are offering guided tours where they can share more information with you.
Written November 2, 2016
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Miha P
Maribor, Slovenia8,793 contributions
Best Roman necropolis in Slovenia
Apr 2015 • Family
Place is a national monument. It is a park with reconstructed chapels and tombstones from a huge Roman necropolis. Guide is selling tickets in a small hut and he (she) will explain details about carved decorations, interesting mythology about Orpheus, Europe angels with torches. It is just a short walk from the ticket office but you will see more than you can expect. Parking is few steps away, behind a small bar- pizza-house. You can also walk round the church and to an old part of Roman road. It is not as preserved and kept as Necropolis. It is an obligatory stop in case that you are near Celje. If you have small children, you can visit Pekel carstic cave, too
Written November 21, 2015
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