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ROMAN RUINS OF FENÉKPUSZTA (VALCUM)

Keszthely-Fenékpuszta

Today, the walled structures of the remains of the 4th-century Roman fortification's gate, three-nave basilica and public warehouse can be seen. During the Roman period, the trans-provincial roads leading from Aquileia (Adriatic) to Aquincum (Óbuda) and from Sopianae (Pécs) to Savaria (Szombathely) crossed each other at the crossing of Fenékpuszta. The fortification of Fenékpuszta was completed in the 4th century. From 433, Transdanubia fell under the authority of the Huns’, and then the Ostrogoths controlled the territory. Their king, Theodemir chose the fort of Fenékpuszta as his seat. Later, Transdanubia became a part of the Avar Empire. The Avars settled other Christian folks as their helpers. Their unique handicraft is called Keszthely culture by archaeologists.  Unlike the other Pannonian fortresses, the fortification of Fenékpuszta was also used during the Migration period. Presumably, the conquering Hungarians destroyed it.
It is free to visit.

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