The Roman municipium Aurelium Augustum Margum in Moesia
Superior near the mouth of the Morava (ancient Margus)
river. In antiquity it lay between Singidunum and Viminacium.
Margum is first mentioned (Ptolemy) as the winter
quarters of Legio VII Claudia in A.D. 169. The Roman
prefect of the Danube fleet had his headquarters here in
400. The town was represented by a bishop from the
early 5th c. It recovered sufficiently from the Hunnic
invasion of 441 to become in 505 the residence of the
magister militum of the province of Illyricum.
Excavations have revealed that the Roman town was
founded on the site of an extensive prehistoric site of
the Late Neolithic Age and the Bronze Age. Parts of
several Roman houses were uncovered, in some of which
parts of mosaic floors and wall paintings were preserved;
one of the houses had floors heated by a hypocaust.
M. & D. Garalanin, Arheološka nalazišta u Serbiji