Mageroy Gallo-Roman Villa

Habay, Belgium

Mageroy is considered as one of the major Gallo Roman sites in Belgium. The ongoing excavations have revealed a 3 hectares agriculture complex, enclosed by a perimeter wall as well as the largest basin found North of Gaul. The main building was built in the early 2nd century AD and it was in use until the end of the 3rd century.

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Rue de Mageroy 2, Habay, Belgium
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Founded: 2nd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Belgium

More Information

www.villamageroy.com

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Serge (El Padre) (10 months ago)
A beautiful site in the process of being released. Although the visit is free, the explanations given by panels are clear.
Pierre W. (10 months ago)
free accessible,parking next to the site.
Orbsis (12 months ago)
What was a chance passage for us has pleasantly surprised us. A nicely maintained site with several information boards at different locations on this site. Worth a visit if you like history. Ample parking at the site.
TimeTravelRome (17 months ago)
The gallo-roman Villa of Mageroy was in use from the middle of the 1st century until the 4th century. It was built in a swampy cavity, near a water stream, which required solid foundations and a considerable amount of work for the leveling of the land. The villa is divided into two parts: the pars urbana includes the main building as well as a residential courtyard; the pars rustica (agricultural courtyard) is made up of four annex buildings, a large basin and three lime kilns. This property was surrounded by a wall forming a rectangle nearly 200 m long and about 145 m wide, which covered an area of 3 ha. Germanic raids at the end of the 3rd century did not spare Mageroy: its hid a treasure of 105 silver antonioani found in the cellar. The villa was burnt down after 262 AD and abandoned. The Villa and excavations are open to visits all the time. TIMETRAVELROME.
Dries Cools (2 years ago)
Very impressive!
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