Noreia is referred to by the Romans as capital of the Kingdom of the Celtic Noricum and was for centuries (Aquileia) its major trading partner.(eg. Ferrum Noricum, gold etc.)

In the Alps wars of the Emperor Augustus,which were conducted in the years 16-15BC, and which were carried out under the command of his stepsons Tiberius and Drusus ,Noreia is also said to have been destroyed.Since that time this Celtic Royal City is deemed to be lost.

Among other things this place receives its special meaning due to the "Battle of Noreia" 113 BC, where Roman legions and Nordgermanen.(Cimbri, Teutones and Ambrones) first met and the Romans suffered a crushing defeat.

This event in the summer of that year marked the introduction of continental Europe in the history of the world.

At least since the 16th century search for the location of this former Celtic metropolis has been undertaken but albeit unsuccessfully.

More than a dozen different contradictory theories are currently in circulation.

Renouned Austrian scientists have been engaged with this Noreia - topic for decades but until this day it has not been possible to find the site.


The Kings of the North of Teutobod and Boiorix

Another previous puzzle of history was the legendary main battlefield 113 BC." Battle of Noreia", which we were able to identify this as the sprawling Lindfield near St. Marein / Neumarkt.(numerous archaeological finds of locals in the 1980 and 1990s)


The lost battle of the Consul of Carbo


"The narrowest passage point of the Alps, the starting point for the onslaught"... "Strabon", is the current Einöd Gorge.



Time of the Roman Empire

The two referred to Roman Noreia Road stations (see Tabula Peutingeriana).


The first of Professor Schmid localized Road stations is at Wildbad Einöd, located directly under the Kingdom named mining area,the second mentioned Noreia Road station is located at the present-day Katsch on the Mur .

In its immediate vicinity are the remains of the former extensive river port and gold washing of Noreia.(eg. cargo rafting).

„…A river flowing down from the mountains of the Alps with a navigable route to the city...“Strabon.


In that vicinity there is located also a high altitude antique Sanctuary .

On the basis of solid evidence there is an ISIS Noreia Temple, formerly Celtic Sanctuary (Riverside).

An ancient source mentions a trip of a wooden effigy of the goddess Juno (Noreia), a lofty sanctuary of the Celts.

That being so, the road was initially under Emperor Claudius facing north of the river Mur downward to the next Roman Road station (shock cracks), located at today's St. Georgen ob Judenburg , whose full name was logically"ad ponte months“ Tabula (see P.)

Further ARGE (Work Community) findings

Near Maria Buch in the Aichfeld, there is a previously unknown Roman Road station(Notes on the 2/3 c.), as well as a higher placed Roman Temple, that was a Noreia sanctuary in former times.


So far also undetected, the outstanding importance of this Alpine River as as an ancient trade route/waterway down to the Black Sea area, which nowadays is called Mur. 

Noreia - archaic deity of river water cult (Noarus & Noreia)

Clear indication that Noreia was worshiped not only in the Celtic era. The assertion there had been no pre-Roman Noreia cult is unfounded.

Quelle: ARGE Noreia Norici 

This contemporaneous second Celtic settlement – also named Noreia - was located in Austria, in federal state of Carinthia, district of St. Veit an der Glan. Its area laid around “Kirchberg, Moesel” and covered the entire mountain. On that very place (most probably) were centers of iron ore melting and processing, of trading with Mediterranean regions, places of worship (druids, sacerdotal king) and headquarter during winter season.


Quelle: Google Earth







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