September 14, 2019 to September 5, 2020 ArchaeologyPeriod of ancient Rome3D reconstructionArchitectural planTime travelFenékpuszta

The exhibition is based on new researches carried out since 2006 in Fenékpuszta, and undertakes a 3D reconstruction of the Late Antique Fortress and its buildings, and outlines a vision of a future archaeological park.

The international reputation of Fenékpuszta is not due primarily to its late Roman memories, but to the fact that the Provincial people who stayed here until the 7th century had preserved their Roman traditions and Christian faith, and their relations with the Mediterranean world are always apparent.

When visiting Keszthely-Fenékpuszta today, it is hard to imagine that Roman times it was the site of a castrum occupying a surface of nearly 15 hectares.

In 2009, excavations on the Roman fortress were resumed with the involvement of the Göcsej Museum in Zalaegerszeg, the Balaton Museum in Keszthely, the Leipzig Institute for History & Culture of Central & Eastern Europe and the Ruprecht Karl University in Heidelberg.

The foundations of the southern gate, the granaries and the Early Christian basilica were consolidated in the 1960s and 1970s and they can be still be visited today. Since then, further plans to promote the Roman monuments in the area have been put forward but, so far, none have become reality.

Using research ongoing since 2006 on a fortress dating back to Late Antiquity at Fenékpuszta, a 3D reconstruction of its buildings and an outline of a future archaeological park has been unveiled. One part of the exhibition digitally recreates the former defensive system and fortress buildings in the form of 3D reconstructions.