Kabile manor lands was originally owned by Heinrich von Soblech (around 1580). Duke Wilhelm gave this feud to Matthias II von der Recke in 1619. Manor became the property of Jochan Ditrich von Behr in 1687. Since 1810 it was owned by Count Heinrich von Keiserling, who sold this property to Otto von Lieven in 1854. After the death of his son Kabile manor was managed by widow Baroness von Wolf born von der Recke. She lost her rights on the lands of the manor after the agrarian reform in 1920.
Architectural complex of the manor developed since the 17th century. Oldest buildings of the complex are the old manor house (built in the 17th century) and the stable. Buildings are situated around the regularly shaped yard. Servants' houses were built in a distance from the main road to the yard. Current Baroque manor house was built for Eleonora von Behr in the 3rd quarter of the 18th century. In he White Hall still preserved one of the unique decorative interiors finishes of the Rococo period. There also have preserved decorations lied on at the time of reconstruction of the 60s of the 19th century.
Regularly shaped garden was made at the manor house in the 18th century. Later in the mid-19th century there was added landscape park with pond. Origins of the park were made by Count Heinrich von Keiserling and von Lieven continued planting different exotic trees and plants in the garden and wood park.References:
Situated in the basement of Metropol Parasol, Antiquarium is a modern, well-presented archaeological museum with sections of ruins visible through glass partitions, and underfoot along walkways.
These Roman and Moorish remains, dating from the first century BC to the 12th century AD, were discovered when the area was being excavated to build a car park in 2003. It was decided to incorporate them into the new Metropol Parasol development, with huge mushroom-shaped shades covering a market, restaurants and concert space.
There are 11 areas of remains: seven houses with mosaic floors, columns and wells; fish salting vats; and various streets. The best is Casa de la Columna (5th century AD), a large house with pillared patio featuring marble pedestals, surrounded by a wonderful mosaic floor – look out for the laurel wreath (used by emperors to symbolise military victory and glory) and diadem (similar meaning, used by athletes), both popular designs in the latter part of the Roman Empire. You can make out where the triclinium (dining room) was, and its smaller, second patio, the Patio de Oceano.
The symbol of the Antiquarium, the kissing birds, can be seen at the centre of a large mosaic which has been reconstructed on the wall of the museum. The other major mosaic is of Medusa, the god with hair of snakes, laid out on the floor. Look out for the elaborate drinking vessel at the corners of the mosaic floor of Casa de Baco (Bacchus’ house, god of wine).