The undeveloped land on the hill in the town center, which the locals call Panorama, has long been known as a rich archaeological site due to the large number of uncovered Roman stone monuments. Small-scale archaeological excavations, carried out on Panorama since the early 20th century, suggested that a town quarter of the Roman Poetovio is buried beneath the surface of the hill. We only learned how it looked through geophysical research conducted in the last decade, which allowed us to explore the archaeological remains below the surface. It turns out that the grass is covering unexpectedly well-preserved remains of a town quarter. The slopes of the hill lie above various buildings – town villas, warehouses, shrines, workshops, streets and other buildings. Today, the hill is a green corner of Ptuj with hiking trails and descriptions of the archaeological treasures hidden under the hill. The hiking trails follow the course of former Roman streets, and information boards are placed next to the more interesting parts of the hill. The green town promenade is also popular for its picturesque views of the Ptuj Castle and its surroundings.
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