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Porta Nigra

More traces that the Romans left in Germany today, even though the photo was taken under the brightest circumstances. This is the Porta Nigra (Latin for Black Gate) in the German town of Trier in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. Contrary to my previous post, this is not a reconstruction, but the real thing, although it was used as part of a church in the Middle Ages, before Napoleon ordered its conversion back to the Roman form. Built in grey sandstone, the gate was built in 170 CE. It guarded the northern entry to the city of Trevorum. In the Middle Ages, the darkened colour of the stones gave the gate its name, the original Roman name is unknown. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/60 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 430/100 mm
Date Taken: 2015-05-24 17:43
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1462 kb

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