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Brechen is a community in Limburg-Weilburg district in Hesse, Germany.

Brechen is a community in Limburg-Weilburg district in Hesse, Germany.

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More about the History of Brechen

Very early in Brechen’s history, there was a Roman military camp in what is now the municipal area, at a site now known as Alteburg (“High Castle”), lying on the Emsbach.

The camp’s south frontage has a length of 140 m joining two sidewalls with respective lengths of 90 and 135 m.

The camp came to light after finds made with metal detectors led the regional archaeologist Dr. Schade-Lindig from the Hesse state office for memorial maintenance to carry out the first investigations in the Großer Wald (“Great Forest”) east of Oberbrechen between 1999 and 2001. Lying near a group of Hallstatt-era barrows, the site had long been known to contain something historical, but since it had never been properly investigated, it had always been taken to be a sconce from the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). In particular, the site’s good state of preservation had led to this interpretation, but already by 1915, a denarius from Augustus’s time had been found there. The latest investigations have yielded the knowledge that this site was girded by a typical Roman V-shaped ditch, within which spread an area of roughly two hectares. Magnetic investigations show a gate in the eroded northern part. Thus far, no building within the site has been found, and during digs, no datable finds were unearthed.

Private finds from this area point to the likelihood of a marsh camp from Augustus’s time.

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Brechen is a community in Limburg-Weilburg district in Hesse, Germany.

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