Browsing: Roman Empire

In a Copenhagen sculpture museum, hundreds of noses hang on a wall. The plaster noses were once pasted by conservators onto mutilated statues from antiquity, but were later removed. Today, the loose noses form a kind of “nose pharmacy. In Denmark, one therefore speaks of the nasothek.

The northern ‘Limes’ (the Latin word for border) of the Roman Empire ran through the Netherlands two thousand years ago, along the Rhine. To protect this border – part of the longer border through Europe , Asia and North Africa – Romans built watchtowers and army camps here.