(Municipal Monument Preservation Institute Bratislava |  STUDIO 727 BRATISLAVA)

Abstract: Recent discoveries of Roman buildings on the Northern terrace of the Bratislava castle and in the Castle courtyard from 1st century B.C., brought new questions and challenges. Roman construction techniques were brought into the milieu of Celtic settlements of Central Europe far from the Roman Empire. The Bratislava oppidum had an excellent strategic position; it was located on the Crossroads of Amber and Danube roads. The Celts who inhabited the oppidum with the Acropolis on the top of the Castle Hill had very close relationship with the Romans before the conquest of the Central Danube region. Archaeological research on the Bratislava Castle hill was conducted in the years 2008-2010 by the Municipal Monument Preservation Institute in Bratislava and in the years 2013-2014 in cooperation with a private archaeological company VIA MAGNA s. r. o. The first constructions identified by the archaeological research performed between 2008 and 2010 were Roman type buildings I and II, it means they must have been constructed for the Celts by Roman builders. Both masonry relics, dated to the period of 50/40 – 30/20 BC

were found during rescue excavations on the northern terrace of the Castle Hill. In a short lecture we will  presents a 3D Model of the Celtic Hillfort,  hypothetical reconstruction of two habitation constructions and an amphorae storehouse. The 3D model and reconstructions were made by the  STUDIO 727 Bratislava, using laser 3D scanning and photogrammetry.