Roman Fort in Iža - Kelemantia


The Roman fort of “Kelemantia” lies directly on the left bank of the Danube in the limits of the modern village of Iža (Komárno district, Slovakia). It is situated only 4 kilometres east of the confluence of the rivers Váh and Danube. As a bridgehead of the legionary fortress in Brigetio once it was a segment of the fortification chain system of limes romanus. The limes was a frontier protecting the Roman Empire. The area where the fort used to be in Roman period, today terrain only slightly rises as a square shaped plateau from the surrounding plane. Its name is Leányvár (Virgins castle).


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