Museum of the Roman Centuriation System at Granze

Granze

Museum of the Roman Centuriation System at Granze

The Museum of the Roman Centuriation System at Granze explore the pattern the human presence created in this area starting from the lands centuriation in Roman times. Granze was chosen as the location for this museum because here several ‘centuriae’ cross, and two decussate, trachyte boundary stones, were discovered at the crossing of the main Roman streets, Cardus and Decumanus. They now occupy the central place in the exhibition. The peculiarity of this small museum lies in the illustration, through light panels and aerial black and white or infrared photos, of some agrarian works (centuriae) carried out in the southern area of Padua. The panels show old traces which are still clear in current cartography. There are also some examples of tools for fields, with a large description of different systems for measuring and marking the boundaries of the lands, according to nature and general dripping of colonized areas. The museum material also illustrates how the allotments were assigned to Roman veterans.

Info
Via Della Libertà 36, Granze (PD)
Tel +39 0429 690209
museo.granze@museibassapd.it

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