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‘Roman Route’ highlights city’s history of 20 centuries ago

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NIJMEGEN - A new tourist route will familiarize visitors of the Charlemagne City (also known as Keizerstad which refers to Emperor Karel de Grote who ruled much of Europe around the year 800) with its Roman heritage. Information markers along the route outline history and archeological finds that date back as far as 2,000 years. The city is the oldest in the country and evolved from a Roman fort - Oppidum Batavorum - which became a garrison town and by the year 70 AD had grown into a prosperous commercial centre.