This bronze cart part was found at Harzhorn Hill where a battle took between the Romans and Germans in 3rd century AD. Harzhorn Hill is east of the Rhine River. It was previously though that the last battle between those groups east of the Rhine was in 9 AD, but this proves that wrong. This artifact will be placed in the Varusschlacht Museum in Germany.
Many of these old Roman hippo-sandals (old-fashioned horseshoes) were found at Harzhorn Hill. This helped archaeologists see that the warriors were Roman, not barbarians attacking. This artifact will be placed in the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin.
These spear points were found at Harzhorn Hill, leftover from the battle. But they weren't just strewn on the ground, they were carefully placed with all the tips pointing the same direction. This shows that the Romans used spear tips to map troop movements, and it has helped archaeologists see where troops moved. They will be placed in the Varusschlacht Museum in Germany.
This knife case binder was also found at Harzhorn Hill, providing further evidence that the Romans fought there. This artifact will be place in the Varusschlacht Museum in Germany.
This iron Roman fire starter was excavated in Germany and was likely from around 200 AD. The presence of this in Germany shows that ther Germans adopted some Roman tools and used them in their daily lives. Instead of being placed in a museum, this item will be auctioned off.
This Roman iron tanged arrowhead was excavated in Germany, and was most likely similar to the arrowheads found at Harzhorn Hill. A few of the arrowheads there still had wood from the shaft present, and carbon dating put them at abour 200-250 AD. This particular arrowhead was dated at around 200 AD as well. This artifact will also be auctioned off.
These Roman coins were found with a metal detector on the banks of the Rhein River in Trier, Germany. This shows that either Romans were in that area at one point or used their coins or were associated with the Romans through trade. These coins will be put in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum
This cavalry mask was found at Kalkriese, in the Teutoburg Forest. This shows that the a battle was fought at that location. This artifact will be housed at the Kalkriese Museum
This ancient sword is dated at around 3rd century AD. It was found near Göttingen Germany, where a battle took place. It was previously thought that the Romans withdrew from Germany after 9AD, but this battle shows that there was conflict after that. This artifact will be put in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum.
This statue of Augustus (who was the first emperor of Roman Empire) was found in a stream near Giessen, Germany. This shows that either Romans were in the area and left it, or that at least some Germans respected the emperor. This artifact will go to the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin.