The Roman villa („Villa rustica“) at Boos was found in 1921/22. During a road construction project workers happened to find a cavity, whose purpose first seemed to be inexplicable. On the initiative of Johannes Scherer, the local historian from Boos, the Bonn Provincial Museum excavated several rooms. From that time on people talked about a “bath house” of a Roman Villa which had not been found yet.
Research and Reconstruction of the Roman Villa
The excavated Roman ruins are part of the main building of the Roman Villa from the 2nd and 3rd century AD. Its built surface area covers a space of 20 x 17 m (340 sqm) stretching from Kirchstraße (Church Street) to the Street called “Unter der Kirche” (“beneath the church”). In north-south direction it reaches from the old fire station to modern glass-roofed access to the Roman villa. The Protestant church is situated in the middle of Roman ruins. Even the apse erected in 1966 was exactly built on Roman walls. Due to the fact that the church is situated on the Roman vaults, the Roman villa still exists to the present day.
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