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So far the most important in the Europe-wide context remains the unique site encompassing large variety of evidences of the period of the Marcomannic Wars (166-180 AD) - the central military base on the hill Hradisko at Mušov. It was built by the Marcus Aurelius' soldiers deep inside the enemy territory, roughly 80 km to the north of the antique Vindobona (today Vienna). The base covers flat minor hilltop, superelevated by 50 m above surrounding terrain, and its southern mild slopes, on the banks of the river Dyje (Thaya). From this strategically situated location was possible to control and manage crossings of river and overland routes at the confluence of the rivers Svratka, Svitava and Dyje (Thaya) as well as surrounding areas along the rivers, densely populated by the Germanic tribes of Markomanii.

 

 

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Recently, the processing of find collections from previous terrain excavations, building complex and unique GIS environment for all to archaeological data (movable and imovable archaeological sources of information) processing and subsequent analyses, presentation of the site on the internation conferences, development of international cooperation in scientific research and also presentation of the cultural heritage of selected objects to the general public. Simultaneously, the terrain research is carried on: field artifact survey and geophysical prospection is being gradually applied in the area of the fortified military base at Hradisko and its surroundings. Especially the larger rescue excavations during the 2008 and 2009 on the southern and south-western slopes of the hill Hradisko brought unmatched discovery of the foundations of the earth-wooden building, based on the groundplan interpreted as a Roman military hospital - valetudinarium.