Archaeology and history

Researching the history of the Römerregion Chiemsee

500 years ago, the Bavarian historiographer Johannes Aventinus recorded finds of old coins, wall ruins, mosaic floors, and other relics of the past in the villages around Lake Chiemsee in his Bairische Chronik. Many of these finds indicated that wealthy Roman settlers had once lived there, but unfortunately most of them were lost in the course of time. It wasn't until the 19th century that researchers started methodically and scientifically inventarising and conserving archaeological objects and sites.

Since then, archaeologists have been at work drawing the secrets of the past from finds in the ground. In cooperation with other historical disciplines, their aim is a well-founded, comprehensive understanding of life in bygone times.