Šempeter v Savinjski Dolini Roman Necropolis
|Rimska nekropola - Šempeter v Savinjski dolini|
|Ob rimski nekropoli 2, SI-3311 Šempeter v Savinjski dolini|
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|Managed by||Celje Regional Museum|
Excellently preserved stone blocks, reliefs, and inscriptions bear witness to Roman dignitaries and their lives two millennia ago. Their names and fates are known, and their tombs are not silent memorials but a priceless source of information for archaeologists. The reliefs reveal the rich spiritual world of the Roman population and illustrate the clothes worn by the natives and Roman settlers, while the inscriptions tell us about the high offices they occupied in nearby Celeia.
Visitors can also view the eastern part of the site and discover what ancient Roman tombs looked like. A number of other tombs and simple inhumation graves have also been reconstructed along a 326 metre-long section of the Emona-Celeia Roman road. The 9-metre-wide road is one of the longest preserved ones in Europe and led from Aquilea (Italy) though Ljubljana (Emona) and Celje (Celeia) to Ptuj (Petovia).