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Augusta Raurica

Augst, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Augusta Raurica

Augusta Raurica is a well-preserved Ancient Roman site near Basel in Switzerland. Founded in 15 BC, Augusta Raurica grew into a thriving colonia by the mid-first century with a population of over 20,000 people.

Amongst its sites, Augusta Raurica has a fifty-row theatre, the remains of several public and private buildings and a maze of underground Roman sewers connected to a main pump room.

Augusta Raurica also has an archaeological museum housing finds from the site including a collection of silver objects.

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