Sunday, October 4, 2009

An awesome cover from Slovakia!!

How's Your Weekend Going? Mine's been great so far. For today, I shall share with you guys this awesome cover from Slovakia, many thanks to Robert Brnka!! The minature sheet franked on this cover was issued by Slovak Post for its joint issue with Austria. Entitled "Limes Romanus", it was issued on 11 September 2009.

The Limes Romanus was a border defense or delimiting system of Ancient Rome. It marked the boundaries of the Roman Empire.
The first stamp depicts Carnuntum, it was an important Roman army camp in what is now Austria. Carnuntum belonged originally to Noricum province, but after the 1st century was part of Pannonia. Its remains are on the main road halfway between Vienna and Bratislava, on the "Archaeological Park Carnuntum" in Lower Austria, extending over the area of today's villages Petronell-Carnuntum and Bad Deutsch-Altenburg.
The second lovely stamp shows Gerulata, which was a Roman military camp located near today's Rusovce, a borough of Bratislava, Slovakia. It was part of the Roman province Pannonia and built in the 2nd century as a part of the Limes Romanus system. It was abandoned in the 4th century, when Roman legions withdrew from Pannonia.
Today there is a museum, which is part of the Bratislava City Museum.
The most preserved object is a quadrilateral building 30 metres long and 30 metres wide, with 2.4 metre thick walls.

That's all folks! See you again!

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