A short train ride from the center of Budapest is Aquincum, one of the forts that marked the edge of the Roman Empire. I love borders, so this was a fun trip to make. While I was there checking out the ruins, I met a class of 6th graders from a nearby school who wanted to say hello to my 6th graders in NYC!
The map above shows the extent of the Roman Empire at its height.
Ruins at Aquincum:
In addition to the ruins, Aquincum has a great museum with artifacts from the site.
A beautiful reconstructed mosaic.
An Apollo statue from the 2nd Century AD.
Jars and bowls