Roman Villa Borg: Site of historical interest in Germany
Geographic Location: Southwest Germany in the state of SAARLAND.
With its Roman mosaic in the Villa Borg is one of the most important Roman excavation sites in the Saarland.
Roman Villa Borg was originally built for agricultural use, but it was also a beautifully furnished country villa. This is evidenced by the unique floor mosaic that was uncovered by chance in 1852.
Featuring detailed depictions of Roman life, it is regarded as the largest and best preserved of its kind north of the Alps.
More recent investigations in the area around the villa have uncovered an extensive craftsmen‘s quarter and a direct link road to the Moselle.
Other Roman buildings include the extremely large bath house, which was connected to the villa via a covered walkway. Not far from the Roman villa there is also a burial mound, modelled on the tomb of Emperor Augustus in Rome.
Archaeologists believe that the villa complex in Nennig was one of the largest Roman villas in Germany. The Romans were followed by the Franks. They lived in the Roman buildings, but did not look after them and they fell into ruin. The Roman villa was finally destroyed during the great Norman battle in the meadows on the banks of the Moselle.