The Municipium of Brigetio. Roman Houses at Komárom / Szőny-Vásártér

  • Linda Dobosi
  • László Borhy Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities


Although the overall topography of Brigetio is more or less clear, as some of the Roman ruins were still visible in the 19th century, not much was known about the civil town, the municipium of Brigetio. The research excavations of 1992-2011 have brought to light the remains of several Roman houses, workshops and two streets. This part of the town was inhabited by the Romans from the very beginning of the 2nd century AD to the second half of the 3rd century AD. At the end of the 2nd century AD the elongated dwelling houses were fit with hypocaust heating systems and richly decorated with wall-paintings. Like other cities in Pannonia, Brigetio also had its most prosperous times under the Severan dynasty. The paper presents the architectural results of the twenty years of archaeological investigation of the site.
Keywords: Brigetio, municipium, roman houses (domus), archaeological excavations
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How to Cite
Dobosi, L. and Borhy, L. (2011) “The Municipium of Brigetio. Roman Houses at Komárom / Szőny-Vásártér”, Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, 42(2), pp. 3-10.