Leányvár Roman Military Camp at Iža

Within the village of Iža, on the southern bank of the Danube River, in the locality named Leányvár, lie the ruins of a Roman military camp. It once served as a bridgehead for legions stationed at Brigetio. In the late 2nd century CE the Romans built a fort with barracks made from adobe brick and defended with a wooden earthwork and the palisades. After its decay, a stone fort with the square ground plan was constructed with 20 towers and four gates in the fortifications. A Roman garrison was posted here until the 4th century. A section of the archaeologically-uncovered architecture is accessible to the public in situ.

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