Old Swiss Capital

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Aventicum (Avenches)

The Old Swiss Capital
in the Age of the Romans

Roman Amphitheatre at Aventicum (Avenches, western Switzerland) 

Roman Amphitheatre at Aventicum, western Switzerland. Amphitheatres were used for sports as well as for fights between gladiators and wild animals.

Roman Thermae (publics baths) at Aventicum, western Switzerland. The Romans heated rooms indirectly with warm air flowing through tubes under the floor.

   Roman Bath at Aventicum (Avenches, western Switzerland)

Roman Theatre at Aventicum (Avenches, western Switzerland)
Aventicum: Roman Theatre

Roman Gate at Aventicum (Avenches, western Switzerland)
Aventicum: Roman Gate (archways have not been reconstructed)

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