Ancient Gerulata Rusovce

Location: Bratislavský kraj, Bratislava

GPS: N48°3'20'' E17°8'57''

In addition to a beautiful manor with a large park, remnants of the Roman military camp Gerulata are the main attraction of Bratislava's borough of Rusovce.

Romans left many traces in what is today the administrative territory of Rusovce. Many proofs of the existence and nature of the military camp and the adjacent civilian settlement have been unearthed in this area.

Archaeologists gradually discovered various architectural remnants, such as ruins of a Roman forum, a well, and fragments of furnaces, tombstones and altar stones. Four cemeteries, countless coins, fragments of pottery and objects of daily use made of bronze and iron, jewels and needles were also uncovered. A deformed helmet of a Roman officer, who probably died in a war with the Marcomanni, is a particularly valuable find.

Nowadays, the Ancient Gerulata Museum is located in what was once a Roman military station in the borough of Rusovce. The museum, which is part of the Bratislava City Museum, is situated behind Rusovce's Roman-Catholic church.

Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama