Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Roman estate

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Series:

Das Schweizerische Schulwandbilder Werk

Timeframe:

Antike

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Deringer, F.

Publisher:

Ernst Ingold & Co., Herzogenbuchsee

Year of publication:

1943

Themes:

European history   

The picture shows an estate (villa rustica) in a Germanic or Gaulish province of the Roman Empire. In the foreground you can see the agricultural work and the grain harvest. The landlord is riding a horse and watching the peasants work. The farmstead, with the main building, agricultural and annex buildings as well as temple is depicted in the background. In front of the farmyard you can see the road with a group of Roman soldiers and a few cavalrymen, carriages and haywains.