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City of Bratislava wants to propose Gerulata for UNESCO heritage list

THE PLANNED reconstruction of the Antická Gerulata / Ancient Gerulata museum in the Bratislava suburb of Rusovce will create an interactive modern complex and offer an attractive venue for leisure and cultural events. The valuable historical monument, almost 2,000 years old, should also aim for an inscription in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the TASR newswire wrote.

(Source: SME - Gabriel Kuchta)

THE PLANNED reconstruction of the Antická Gerulata / Ancient Gerulata museum in the Bratislava suburb of Rusovce will create an interactive modern complex and offer an attractive venue for leisure and cultural events. The valuable historical monument, almost 2,000 years old, should also aim for an inscription in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the TASR newswire wrote.

The Slovak capital has announced a public competition for proposals to reconstruct the site. Its goal is to evaluate and architecturally stress the unique locality, which dates back to the era of Roman settlement in this part of Slovakia. More information can be found at www.bratislava.sk.

Gerulata was a Roman military camp founded in the second half of the 1st century AD and had a crucial strategic role for legions based in nearby Carnuntum (just across the present-day border in Austria), which was the capital of the ancient Roman province of Pannonia. The mounted military unit deployed in Gerulata was responsible for protecting the border of the Roman Empire. The military camp used to cover almost the whole area of present-day Rusovce. After renovations and adaptations, Gerulata was opened to public in 1985 as part of the Bratislava City Museum. After a major reconstruction lasting almost two years and costing €195,000, most of it coming from European funds, the national monument was re-opened in 2008.

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