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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, October LETHMIOOE HERALD-3 Travel ROMAN-BUILT BRIDGE SPANS MOSELLE RIVER IN TRIER Ancient German city abounds with prime Roman architecture By EVELYN OLDHAM TRIER, Germany (CP) This oldest city in Germany has known Julius Caesar, Emperor Augustus and Con- stantine the Great. It was known as Treves, as it still is in French, when Caesar conquered the Tre- veri, a Celtic tribe, in 56 BC. And the Assyrians established a colony on the site on the Moselle River years be- fore that. Emperor Diocletian made it the capital of his western empire, including Gaul, Spain, two German provinces and Britain. Trier's years of glory are remembered in one of the best-preserved Roman gates and other Roman antiquities. The gate's survival was threatened because residents pried off the iron clamps holding the big stone blocks in place to make tools out of them. But during the Middle Ages' the gate was in- corporated as the heart of a church and protected from weather, wars and plunder. When Napoleon entered Trier he ordered the church removed 'and restored the Porta Nigra as the landmark UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Weather SUNRISE SATURDAY SUNSET H L Pre. Lethbridge......64 42 .05 Pincher Creek... 64 44 .28 Medicine Hat 68 40 Edmonton ......56 22 Grande Prairie.. 54 26 Banff........... 58 38 .09 Calgary.........60 40 .22 Victoria........ 55 52 .36 Penticton.......58 42 Prince George 51 24 Kamloops.......57 44 .03 Vancouver......57 52 .33 Saskatoon....... 70 33 Regina.........68 39 Winnipeg....... 74 41 Toronto......... 66 36 Ottawa......... 54 28 Montreal 56 27 .01 St. John's.......55 37 Halifax......... 55 33 .04 Charlottetown 53 30 .13 Fredericton.....53 27 .14 Chicago 62 52 New York......72 50 Miami..........80 76 Los Angeles.....72 59 San Diego ......72 52 San Francisco... 67 55 Las Vegas......84 60 Phoenix ........96 68 Athens 77 63 Rome..........66 54 Paris............ 55 43 London.........48 43 Berlin.......... 50 45 FORECAST: Lethbridge, Calgary, Medicine Hat regions Cloudy with a few light showers this morning becom- ing mainly sunny this after- noon. Highs today near 50. Sunny and a little warmer Saturday.-Lows 25 to 30. Highs 60 to 65. Columbia Kootenay regions Today cloudy with sunny periods mostly in the Kootenays. Saturday morning cloudy then sunny. Highs both days in the low 50s except near 60 in the Kootenays. Overnight lows from 35 to 40. MONTANA East of Continental Divide Variable cloudiness with scattered showers today. Fair to partly cloudy tonight and Saturday with scattered showers southeast tonight. Highs both days 55 to 65. Lows tonight 30 to 40. West of CoatiaeBtal Divide --Variable cloudiness with scattered showers today. Fair to partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Highs both days 55 to 65. Lows tonight 25 to 35. ANNOUNCEMENT BILL ROM ANCHUK Mr. Larry Phillips, Sales manager of United Motors is pleased to announce that Mr. Bill Romanchuk has rejoined our sales staff. Bill has 16 years of experience in the motive and recreation ve- hicle sales field. Bill and his wife Bemice have 4 children. Bill invites his many friends and cus- tomers to drop in and see him for any of their trailering or motoring needs, or give him a call at 327-2805 oj 345-4730. UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. 9nJAve.ft3rdSlS. Phone MT-ZtOS "Serving you over a quarter of a of Trier. The gate is built of local sandstone which has turned dark giving it the name Black Gate or Porta Nigra, and it is all that remains of the walls and towers that once pro- tected the Roman city. The twin towers flanking the dou- ble archway are four storeys high. The throne room of the Ger- man prince electors was in- corporated from a former Ro- man basilica with a hall more spacious than most suburban lots and about 100 feet high. It now is a Protestant church on Constantinsplatz. Another Ro- m'an basilica is the nucleus of the Roman Catholic cath- edral. Constantine I built the Im- perial Baths in the fourth cen- tury and their remains, about 300 yards wide, show they were among the largest in the Roman empire. And the city' still gets- its water supply from the same source as the Romans. Trier is the centre of the Moselle-Ruwer-Saar wine re- gion and some vineyards grow in the Tiergarten section of the city. Tiergarten, being the German word for zoological gardens, a resident was asked if there was once a zoo in that part of town. He replied: "Oh; no, we've never had a zoo here. This is where the Romans kept their animals for the amphitheatre." The bridge the Romans built across the Moselle is still in use, supported by the original pillars and strong enough to carry car traffic. Nearby are second century thermal baths, 660 feet long. Although Romans are cred- ited with planting grapes along the south bank of the Moselle, tombstones dating earlier than their arrival de- pict grapes and wine goblets. The goblets, with short, wide, coiled stems and fat cups, are the style still used today to serve Moselle wines. Where the Romans once had extensive underground wine caves is a restaurant called Roman wine Cellars. On its walls are pieces of Roman glass and pottery. The owner, like most citizens of Trier, is an amateur arcbeologist and these are a few of his finds. In the Landesmnseum is the best collection of Roman rel- ics north of the Alps. Some of the finds are glass bowls, oil lamps, statues, figurines, busts, frescoes and mosaic floors as well as earlier Druid stones, Celtic gold ornaments, rings and buttons. As proud as Trier is of its past, it is oo Wifliamsbmg or Upper Canada Village or mu- seum town. The ruins are left to be visited and enjoyed but little restoration has been car- ried out Trier is too busy with its wine trade and manu- facturing. It is a small city with smart shops, sidewalk cafes, restau- rants, wine cellars and hand- some buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and offers plenty of edrals, churches, town hall, market square with a Renais- sance fountain, palaces and gardens. Its museums include the house where Karl Marx was born. Trier is small enough to ex- plore on foot. However, sight- seeing with a guide is organ- ized and follows Roman foot- steps. It includes a boat trip to Pfalzel, where the Roman emperors had their summer residence, as well as an eve- ning of wine tasting in the Ro- man Wine Cellars. The city is close to France and six miles from Luxem- bourg. It has suffered from French invasions over its history; was a refuge for French Huguenots and has been a French occupation zone since the Second World War. Expo '74 boosts job rate SPOKANE The Expo '74 World's Fair here has caused something of an employment and building boom in the Spokane area. The Washington Employ- ment Security Department reports that the fair itself crated nearly new jobs. Thousands of other jobs were developed with the heavy influx of tourists-into the Spokane area. In all, Expo 'officials expect about five million people will have visited the fair when it closes neit month. Construction in the city, much of it begun before the fair opened May 4 (it closes a six-month run Nov. has been going along at record levels. In August of 1972 building activity broke records. Per- mits for million in heavy construction were issued, for Expo construction and for downtown highrises. 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