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The limes of Germania Inferior and its hinterland

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Reconstruction of a Roman legionary. Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn (Germany). Photo Marco Prins.
Reconstruction of a Roman legionary (Rheinisches
Landesmuseum, Bonn)
Germania inferior: small province of the Roman empire, situated along the Lower Rhine. Its capital was Cologne. This webpage offers an overview of some sixty topographical names.
 
From number on map to placename
From Latin placename to number on map
From modern placename to number on map
Map of the towns of Germania Inferior. Design Jona Lendering.
 (©**)
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Caligula and Corbulo
The Batavian revolt
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Part of the Dutch limes: a road on a dike. Reconstruction near Valkenburg. Photo Jona Lendering.
Part of the Dutch limes: a roadon a dike. Reconstruction near Valkenburg (©**)

From number on map to placename

1 Flevum Velsen
2 Lugdunum Katwijk-Brittenburg
3 Praetorium Agrippinae Valkenburg
4 ? Valkenburg-Marktveld
5 Matilo Leiden-Roomburg
6 Albaniana Alphen aan den Rijn
7 Nigrum Pullum Zwammerdam
8 ? Bodegraven
9 Laurium Woerden
10 ? Utrecht-De Meern
11 Traiectum Utrecht
12 Fectio Vechten
13 Levefanum Rijswijk
14 Mannaricium Maurik
15 Carvo Kesteren
16 ? Randwijk
17 ? Driel
18 Castra Herculis Arnhem-Meinerswijk
19 ? Elst
20 Batavodurum / Noviomagus Nijmegen
21 ? Loowaard
22 Carvium Herwen-De Bijland
23
Nijmegen-Hunerberg
24 Ceuclum Cuijk
25 Arenacum Rindern
- Quadriburgium Qualburg
26 Burginatium Alt-Kalkar
27 Colonia Ulpia Traiana Xanten
28 Castra Vetera Xanten-Birten
29 Calo ?
30 Asciburgium Moers-Asberg
31 ? Werthausen
32 Gelduba Krefeld-Gellep
33 Novaesium Neuss
34 ? Reckberg
35 Burungum ?
36 Durnomagus Dormagen
37 Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium Köln
38 Divitia Köln-Deutz
- ? Köln-Alteburg
39 Bonna Bonn
40 Rigomagus Remagen
- Ad fines Vinxtbach
41 Iuliacum Jülich
42 Coriovallum Heerlen
43 Traiectum ad Mosam Maastricht
44 Atuatuca Tungrorum Tongeren
45 Feresnes Stokkem?
46 ? Heel
47 Blariacum Blerick
48 ? Lottum
49 Grinnes Rossum
- ? Empel
50 Forum Hadriani Voorburg
51 Helinio? Oostvoorne
52 ? Goedereede-Oude Wereld
53 Ganuenta Colijnsplaat
54 ? Walcheren-De Roompot
55 ? Aardenburg
56 ? Maldegem
57 Fossa Corbulonis Canal of Corbulo
58 Fossa Drusiana Canal of Drusus

Modern reconstuction of an ancient Roman watch tower, Vechten. Photo Jona Lendering.
Modern reconstruction of a Roman watchtower (Vechten)

From Latin placename to number on map



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Albaniana Alphen aan den Rijn 6
Ara Ubiorum Köln 37
Asciburgium Moers-Asberg 30
Atuatuca Tungrorum Tongeren 44
Batavodurum Nijmegen-Valkhof 20
Blariacum Blerick 47
Bonna Bonn 39
Burginatium Alt-Kalkar 26
Burungum ? 35
Calo ? 29
Carvium Herwen-De Bijland 22
Carvo Kesteren 15
Castra Herculis Arnhem-Meinerswijk 18
Castra Vetera Xanten-Birten 28
Ceuclum Cuijk 24
Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium Köln 37
Colonia Ulpia Traiana Xanten 27
Coriovallum Heerlen 42
Divitia Köln-Deutz 38
Durnomagus Dormagen 36
Fectio Vechten 12
Feresnes Stokkem? 45
Flevum Velsen 1
Forum Hadriani Voorburg 50
Fossa Corbulonis Canal of Corbulo 57
Fossa Drusiana Canal of Drusus 58
Ganuenta Colijnsplaat 53
Gelduba Krefeld-Gellep 32
Grinnes Rossum 49
Harenatium Rindern  25
Helinio Oostvoorne? 51
Iuliacum Jülich 41
Laurium Woerden 9
Levefanum Rijswijk 13
Lugdunum Katwijk-Brittenburg 2
Mannaricium Maurik 14
Matilo Leiden-Roomburg 5
Nigrum Pullum Zwammerdam 7
Novaesium Neuss 33
Noviomagus Nijmegen-Hunerberg 23
Oppidum Batavorum Nijmegen 20
Oppidum Cananefatum Voorburg 50
Oppidum Tungrorum Tongeren 44
Praetorium Agrippinae Valkenburg 3
Quadriburgium Qualburg -
Rigomagus Remagen 40
Traiectum Utrecht 11
Traiectum ad Mosam Maastricht 43
Ulpia Noviomagus Nijmegen 20

Jupiter killing a giant. Gallo-Romaans museum, Tongeren (Belgium). Photo Marco Prins.
Jupiter killing a giant
Gallo-Romeins Museum

From modern placename to number on map

Aardenburg ? 55
Alphen aan den Rijn Albaniana 6
Alt-Kalkar Burginatium 26
Arnhem-Meinerswijk Castra Herculius 18
Blerick Blariacum 47
Bodegraven ? 8
Bonn Bonna 39
Brittenburg Lugdunum 2
Canal of Corbulo Fossa Corbulonis 57
Canal of Drusus Fossa Drusiana 58
Colijnsplaat Ganuenta 53
Cuijk Ceuclum 24
Dormagen Durnomagus 36
Driel ? 17
Elst ? 19
Empel ? -
Goedereede-Oude Wereld ? 52
Heel ? 46
Heerlen Coriovallum 42
Herwen-De Bijland Carvium 22
Jülich Iuliacum 41
Katwijk-Brittenburg Lugdunum 2
Kesteren Carvo 15
Köln Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium 37
Köln-Alteburg ? -
Köln-Deutz Divitia 38
Krefeld-Gellep Gelduba 32
Leiden-Roomburg Matilo 5
Loowaard ? 21
Lottum ? 48
Maastricht Traiectum ad Mosam 43
Maldegem ? 56
Maurik Mannaricium 14
Asciburgium Moers-Asberg 30
Neuss Novaesium 33
Nijmegen Ulpia Noviomagus / Batavodurum 20
Nijmegen-Hunerberg Noviomagus 23
Oostvoorne Helinio? 51
Qualburg Quadriburgium -
Randwijk ? 16
Reckberg ? 34
Remagen Rigomagus 40
Rijswijk Levefanum 13
Rindern Harenatium 25
Roompot ? 54
Rossum Grinnes 49
Stokkem Feresnes? 45
Tongeren Atuatuca Tungrorum 44
Utrecht Traiectum 11
Utrecht-De Meern ? 10
Valkenburg Praetorium Agrippinae 3
Valkenburg-Marktveld ? 4
Velsen Flevum 1
Vechten Fectio 12
Vinxtbach Ad fines -
Voorburg Forum Hadriani 50
Walcheren-De Roompot ? 54
Werthausen ? 31
Woerden Laurium 9
Xanten Colonia Ulpia Traiana 27
Xanten-Birten Vetera 28
Zwammerdam Nigrum Pullum 7
Edge of Empire. The book Arjen Bosman and I wrote about Rome's Lower Rhine Frontier.
Edge of Empire. The book Arjen Bosman and I wrote about Rome's Lower Rhine Frontier (order; review)
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