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The Aquincum Museum has been collecting Roman wooden objects unearthed during excavations from the beginning of the twentieth century (primarily building materials such as beams and piles, but also barrel staves and well-casings).

 

The Aquincum Museum has been collecting Roman wooden objects unearthed during excavations from the beginning of the twentieth century (primarily building materials such as  beams and piles, but also barrel staves and well-casings).

The finds were organized into a collection in 2003. Since then the entire inventory of wood objects has been completed and is available for study All finds in the collection are conserved, earlier by using the so-called sugary-aqueous technology and nowadays the freeze-drying technology).

A significant part of the collection hasbeen examined from a dendrochronological point of view providing information on tree species and date of felling. The collection, which numbers more then 520 items, includes unique objects such as burnt stamped barrels from the Roman Period, unearthed in the wells of the Roman pottery workshop’s wells situated to the east of the Civil Town as well as wooden elements from a bridge head structure by the Danube River. Finds from the collection are often exhibited and also serve as a basis for ongoing research.

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