Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria

Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria is part of the Tentative list of Bulgaria in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

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Nan

Germany - 04-Feb-19 -

Several countries plan to extend the Limes inscriptions all the way East to the Black Sea to span the full width. The Eastern most point will be in Bulgaria. Silistra (Durostorum) on the Danube was the end of the Limes. The sheer size of the border fortifications are quite a feat by the Romans.

The Limes in Bulgaria was not a wall. The primary border was the Danube which in Bulgaria is a huge, hard to pass river. Instead of building walls the Romans build watchtowers and forts to guard the border.

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Having walked a few kilometers along the German Limes I have to admit that the Bulgarian section is different due the Danube. So probably you can make a case that this should be a separate inscription. I wouldn't mind an extension of the existing site either.

Getting There

The locations of this site are all along the Danube in Bulgaria. We visited locations in Russe and one in Silistra.

While You Are There

Russe is a good base to visit the WHS of Northern Bulgaria, especially Ivanovo. You also have great views of the Danube.

Silistra is a bit less touristy and flashy than Russe, but you can also visit another TWHS, the Roman Tomb of Silistra.

Srebarna is along the road from Russe to Silistra. Be warned: It's one of the lowest rated WHS by our community.


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Full Name
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria
Country
Bulgaria
Added
2016
Nominated for
2022
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2016 Added to Tentative List

The site has 35 locations

Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Vidin (Bononia) Roman town (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman town Palatiolum (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman town Colonia Ulpia Oescus (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Late Antiquity fortress Asamus (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman town Dimum (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Late antiquity fortress Quintodimum (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: "Archaeological reserve ""Ancient town Novae""" (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient and medieval settlement latrus (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Late roman fort at the location Gredata (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Late Antiquity and medieval fortress (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient fortress Trimammium (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman town Colonia Ulpia Traiana Ratiaria (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Late Antiquity and medieval fortress Mediolana/ Pirgus (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient fortress Sexaginta prista (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient fortress Tegra/Tigra (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient and medieval settlement Kynton (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient fortress and settlement Transmarisca (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman fortress Nigrinianis (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient and medieval fortress Candidiana (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient fortress Tegulicium (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient settlement Durostorum - Drastar (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman road section with pavement Dolni Vadin- Baykal, 7.1km lenght (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient town and necropolis Aimus (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman road section with pavement Nikopol - Dargash,?3.6 km length (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman road track without pavement Oescus - Utus, 16.96 km length (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman road track without pavement?Somovit - Cherkovitza,?5.08?km length (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman road track without pavement Popina - Vetren, 5.09 km length (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: West end at the Timok river mouth (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: East end at the city of Silistra (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman fortress Cebrus/Kebros (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman fortress Regianum/Bigrane (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient fortress Augustae (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Ancient fortress and prehistoric settlement (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roman quarry for limestone (T)
Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria: Roma fortress Valeriana (T)
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