Orsolya Heinrich-Tamáska, Roland Prien (Eds.)
Rekonstruktion eines spätantiken Fundorts am Plattensee. Eine Ausstellung in Gedenken an Prof. Géza AlföldyUniversitätsmuseum Heidelberg – Kataloge
A fortification extending over 15 hectares was built in the 4th century AD in the Roman province of Pannonia at Keszthely-Fenékpuszta. The archaeological investigations undertaken so far on the western shore of Lake Balaton have revealed its defences and monumental buildings as well as numerous burials. Together they give us insights into the 300-year-long occupation of the site.
The publication accompanying the exhibition contains the results of the German-Hungarian excavation initiated in 2009. The potential for visualising the excavated buildings is given particular emphasis, in the shape of 3D reconstructions, evocations of daily life and models.
Orsolya Heinrich-Tamáska works as an archaeologist at the Leibniz Institute of History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO), specialising in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages in southern Central Europe. A graduate of Archaeology and History, she obtained her doctorate in 2004 and her habilitation (Venia legendi) in prehistoric archaeology in 2017.
Roland Prien is lecturer and researcher for archaeology at the University of Heidelberg. His research focuses on settlement and religious archaeology of the first millennium A.D. in Europe and the Mediterranean. In addition to his activities as a scientific consultant for exhibition projects, he is a long-standing spokesman for the Working Group on Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.