When Julius Caesar Moved Troops Into A Nearby Encampment, The Treveri Gauls Promptly Evacuated.

by Daniel Russ on January 26, 2012














Recently near Hermeskeil, a town 24 miles away from Trier, archeologists uncovered enough evidence to support the notion that the ruins they found are indeed the oldest known Roman marching camp in Germany to day. It is a massive affair at around 50 acres and could have housed thousands of Legionaires in support of Caesar’s war on the Gauls around 50 BC. What’s really interesting is that the Treveri tribesman, a band of Gauls who lived about 2 miles away apparently vacated their Hunnering, or Circle of Nuns fortification when the Roman’s moved in.


Source: AP, Wiki


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Louis September 11, 2017 at 6:05 am

“Hunnering, or Circle of Nuns”. I think this would actually mean Ring of the Huns. Quite a few early medieval, or even early modern, field works were later attibuted to the Huns. The Huns were seen as a roving army, with little engineering skil, so either the field works were build to protect the people from the Huns, or they were build by the Huns, as temporary earthworks, and lodgings. There is a Hunneberg (Hun-Hill) with the remnants of apparantly 15th century fieldworks, near where I live, and I know of several more, at least in The Netherlands, but I believe also in Germany.

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