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The turris of Fectio
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Roman 'Turris' at Fort Vechten
2004

By Robert Vermaat


November 27, 2004: Fall.
Fall.
   
October 10, 2004:   A tower in the fall...
A tower in the fall...
Andreas guards the tower.
Andreas guards the tower.
September 26, 2004: Under the watchful eyes of the amused public, they are dragged off to the fort for questioning.
Under the watchful eyes of the amused public, they are dragged off to the fort for questioning.
Fectio holds the tower.
Fectio holds the tower.
A colourful display.
A colourful display.
September 12, 2004:
See more of this event.
  Roman tower, Roman camp.
Roman tower, Roman camp.
At last back at the tower.
At last back at the tower.
A special event for the national Open Museum weekend.
A special event for the national Open Museum weekend.
September 5, 2004:     A hot and humid day..
A hot and humid day..
Andreas and Sander.
Andreas and Sander.
August 29, 2004:
See more of our shows at the tower in 2004.
  The corn is nowr nearly obscuring the tower from view from the Marsdijk.
The corn is now nearly obscuring the tower from view from the Marsdijk.
Still standing after the summer break.
Still standing after the summer break.
Fectio is back at the tower.
Fectio is back at the tower.
May 23, 2004:

Josephus, the Batavian auxiliary.
Josephus, the Batavian auxiliary.
Who's your host today? Josephus.
Who's your host today? Josephus.
May 16, 2004:
See more of the opening event.
The tower is now ready, and the public is invited to come and take a look.
The tower is now ready, and the public is invited to come and take a look.
The Romans have taken possession of their burgus!
The Romans have taken possession of their burgus!
Ready.
Ready.
The priest takes a look.
The priest takes a look.
April 23, 2004:
The tower is ready, but there's action to be taken about the carpark..
The tower is ready, but there's action to be taken about the carpark..
The landing is finished, the tower is ready.
The landing is finished, the tower is ready.
The tower as seen from the Marsdijk coming from Utrecht, looking east.
The tower as seen from the Marsdijk coming from Utrecht, looking east.
April 17, 2004: The roof is ready! Jeroen and Marrit posing in the usual spot..
The roof is ready! Jeroen and Marrit posing in the usual spot..
With the roof added, the tower immediately looks like the real thing.
With the roof added, the tower immediately looks like the real thing.
Nearly ready now.
Nearly ready now.
Spring on the Limes..
Spring on the Limes..
April 12, 2004: Fectio at the tower, in the distance our shields. We came to make pictures for a book.
Fectio at the tower, in the distance our shields. We came to
make pictures for a book.
Below are Andreas and Jeroen. There's work being done on the roof.
Below are Andreas and Jeroen. There's work being done on the roof.
Fectio on the tower!
Fectio on the tower!
Late Roman guard..
Late Roman guard..
March 15, 2004:   The tower and the milestone.
The tower and the milestone.
Detail of the milestone - a reference to the 'Roman year' 1997.
Detail of the milestone - a reference to the 'Roman year' 1997.
The distances to Levefanum (Wijk-bij-Duurstede) and Trajectum (Utrecht).
The distances to Levefanum (Wijk-bij-Duurstede) and Trajectum (Utrecht).
March 1, 2004:
See more of the construction.
Now 8 metres high, the tower begins to look like the real thing.
Now 8 metres high, the tower begins to look like the real thing.
Compared to the picture below, the tower has grown a lot in just two days!
Compared to the picture below, the tower has grown a lot in just two days!
  Sturdy Dutch larch.
Sturdy Dutch larch.
February 28, 2004: Construction has started!
Construction has started!
The tower will have a wide view of the surroundings.
The tower will have a wide view of the surroundings.

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