Tour de Guet Wp 3/26 au Limes Germanicus Romain, 83–260

Tour de Guet Wp 3/26 au Limes Germanicus Romain, 83–260
Entrance on the south side
Entrance on the south side

Reconstruction of a typical tour de guet romaine along le Limes Germanicus defense line near Idstein-Dasbach in the Taunus mountains. The tower has been plastered, et painted white avec red grout to simulate a regular stone pattern. One corner of the tower has been left unplastered to show the irregular stonework of the tower wall. The steel door on the eastern side of the tower is used by modern day visitors. Roman soldiers entered the tower through a small hatch on the second floor which could only be reached by a ladder. The ground floor was used to store food, arms, et equipment. The tower crew cooked et slept on the second floor, et they used the balcony of the third floor to observe the area in front of the Limes border line. The nearest towers to the left et right were within sight of this tower. Enemy contact et attacks would be reported by smoke signals during the day, ou light signals by night.

Tour de Guet 3/26 au Limes Germanicus

Inscription above the entrance

Inscription above the entrance

East side of the tower
East side of the tower
Detail of the stonework
Detail of the stonework
North side of the tower
North side of the tower
Northwest side of the tower
Northwest side of the tower

Northwest side of the tower

Balcony on the northwest side

Balcony on the northwest side

Plaque at Wp 3/26

Plaque at Wp 3/26

Tour de Guet 3/26 near Idstein-Dasbach appears to be the most accurately reconstructed tour de guet romaine along Limes Germanicus today.

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