Viminacium

Viminacium

Ancient Viminacium was founded as Claudius’ 7th legion military camp built in 1st century AD, to secure newly conquered Dacia Province. Civil settlement started to form around military camp and it slowly grew into capital of Upper Mesia Province, as Serbia was called during ancient times. It is one of few ancient Roman archeological sites that’s not buried under another settlement which makes it even more significant.

Frescoes found in crypts represent the peak of late classical period art, while amphitheater, monumental buildings, lavish thermae (baths) and the remains of a highly-developed infrastructure, such as streets, aqueducts and a sewage system have been discovered in and around town.