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Roman Empire invades Trier
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Roman Empire invades Trier

14.03.2012 From our online archive
The Roman Empire invaded Trier at the weekend. Thousands of spectators turned out to the historic sites of the Roman amphitheatre and the Trier’s imperial baths.

(ADW) The Roman Empire invaded Trier at the weekend. Thousands of spectators turned out to the historic sites of the Roman amphitheatre and the Trier’s imperial baths.

With gladiator battles, military demonstrations and games at Germany’s largest amphitheatre, a mixture of education and entertainment was enjoyed by the crowds. Visitors could immerse themselves in the daily lives of Roman soldiers, citizens of the time, and simple craftsmen.

The amphitheatre was the setting for the show "Hercules and the Queen of the Amazons," that kept the audience in suspense. The main role played by German TV star Katy Karrenbauer. Furious horse-riding scenes thrilled and excited the audience.

On Saturday and Sunday, visitors could marvel at regular gladiator battles. In contrast to the Roman period however they ended without bloodshed, possibly to the disappointment of some!

At the Imperial Baths, a Roman market took place; children were given the chance to make candles and historical musical instruments. Many actors in period costumes taking advantage of the backdrop of Roman buildings provide a unique and entertaining atmosphere.