The 4. Salzburger Frühlingssymposium of the Department of Classical Studies at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg took place on 18th to 19th April 2024, this year dedicated to the topic of ‘Life at the Limes’. The Center for Cultural Property Protection was represented with exciting lectures.

Lectures and discussions were held in four panels focussing on different topics such as medical care at the Limes, education of the provincial population, cult practices and river deities, Roman wall paintings, slaves and freedmen, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage status of the Danube Limes and the history of Limes research itself.
There were also presentations on a number of Limes sites, such as Carnuntum, Vindobona/Vienna, Favianis/Mautern and Ovilava/Wels.

Raffaela Woller presented the successfully completed Interreg Danube Transnational Project ‘Living Danube Limes’ and its after-effects in the Danube region.
The exciting keynote speech on the first evening was given by Anna Kaiser on the topic of cultural property protection in the Danube region and related challenges in the past and present.

The event concluded with a joint visit to the underground cathedral excavation museum beneath Salzburg's Dom- und Residenzplatz and a tour of the city to explore the material remains of the Roman city of Iuvavum/Salzburg that are still visible above ground.



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