A glassworks manufactured souvenirs for Christian pilgrims, and a sculpture workshop turned out sarcophagi carved with stories from Scripture. Roman bridges led over the Moselle to the part of the city that lay on its E bank. This brought into prominence the next E-W street to the S, which led W past the forum and imperial baths and terminated at the St. The latter bath complex, once 240 m long from N to S and approximately 170 m broad, was built ca. Of the whole luxuriously equipped series of rooms, today only the SE part is visible in ground plan: frigidarium (incomplete), tepidarium, and caldarium, with adjoining anterooms to the E.
Browse the list of administrative regions below and follow the navigation to find populated place you are interested in.With the imperial reforms of Diocletian, the city assumed a new role.In 293, Constantius I made it his imperial seat, a distinction well suited to its situation—protected, yet favorable to trade, and nearly equidistant from the Rhenish border centers of Cologne and Mainz.Among important churchmen in residence during the 4th and 5th c.were Athanasius, the Church Fathers Jerome and Ambrose, and Bishop Martin of Tours.
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Toward the end of Roman rule the city had at least eight churches.From the necropoleis over 800 Early Christian inscriptions have been collected so far. About 395 the court moved to Milan, and the prefecture to Arles. This bridge opened upon the E-W axis of the street grid, the decumanus maximus, which originally led to the amphitheater but was later blocked by the forum and the imperial baths. D, and remained in use until the end of Roman rule.At its head was the Praefectus Praetorio Galliarum. In addition to many other institutions, the city possessed a university, a mint, workshops for gold- and silversmiths, and state textile mills.After a period of political setbacks, the city enjoyed renewed prosperity under Valentinian I (364-75) and his son Gratian (375-83).