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History of the World

Understanding the history of a location is essential to fully grasping the culture. Get a quick history lesson in these posts about destinations across the globe before heading out on that next vacation!

Trier, Porta Nigra

Trier: Germany's Oldest City

On the banks of the Moselle River lies Trier, Germany’s oldest city.  The city was founded as a Roman colony in 16 B.C. by Emperor Augustus, and became the favored residence of several Roman emperors which was even sometimes called “Roma Secunda”, the second Rome.  Nowhere else in Germany is the evidence of Roman times as …

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