||6. The Three Stones
Die Drei Steine
- Since 1864 the “Three Stones” lied near the “Emperor street”, another name after a legend would be “Sickingen’s cubes”
- They are the residues of a roman tomb which lied originally in a field near by
- In 1902 the city administration decided to move the “Three Stones” to the old market place to protect them from damage of wagons
- In 1904 under the “Emperor street” are roman tombs found
- The Latin inscription was translated: "Titus B____, the brave captain of the fourth company, the soldiers dedicates this memorial of the fourth ‘mainzschen’ legion after his death in the winter camp with keen heart. In the year 69 as I found in the time of commander Galba’s inquiry to emperor, the occupation of Mainz of the fourth and eighteenth Legion, of which a part was located in this area."
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