Vicus on the main
Roman road from Metz (Divodurum Mediomatricorum)
to Trèves (Augusta Treverorum), ruins of which were
visible until the 17th c. The site was occupied in the
Neolithic period (silex tools, food, and wells), and in
Roman times there were narrow urban houses. Inscriptions dedicated to the gods (Jupiter, Minerva, Juno,
Mercury, Victoria, Nemesis, Mater Deorum) and to the
dead have been found, and ca. 30,000 coins from Roman
times to the 5th c. A.D. Other finds include statues of the
gods, bas-reliefs, animal figurines, portraits, and objects
of everyday life. No visible traces are left on the site.
The finds are in the Musée d'Histoire et d'Art in Luxembourg.
A. Namur, “Le camp romain de Dalheim,” Publ. de la Section Hist. de l'Institut Grand-Ducal
7 (1851) 121ff; 9 (1853) 89ff; 11 (1855) 1xxiff; J. Vannerus, “Ricciacus et Caranusca,” ibid. 62 (1928) 3ff; 64 (1930) 1ff; C. M. Ternes, Répertoire archéologique de Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
(1971), I, 52ff; II, 38ff.
C. M. TERNES