The Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) of Cologne, in collaboration with the Association of Friends of the IIC of Cologne, presents the conference by Dr. Hannelore Rose, “The Roman tomb of Cologne-Weiden” which will be held on March 20th at 7pm, free entry. 

To the west of Cologne, immediately along the Aachener Strasse, lies a "Roman jewel": an almost completely preserved burial chamber, designed as a Roman dining room and furnished with three dining beds, two armchairs, three busts and a richly decorated sarcophagus. decorated.

In terms of conservation and arrangement, the Roman tomb at Weiden is unique north of the Alps


Despite its small dimensions (5.30 mx 3.60 m), the room constitutes a cosmos in its own right, a starting point for discussions on central questions of the function and meaning of Roman properties (villae rusticae), burial rites and the concept of afterlife, but also of acculturation and colonization.

Since the Verein Römergrab Weiden e.

V. has been responsible for the conservation and presentation of this special monument since 2019. The Weiden burial chamber can be visited during regular opening hours and on guided tours.


Hannelore Rose studied Classical Archaeology, Art History and Ancient History at the University of Cologne and the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

Your doctorate was followed by a postdoctoral scholarship at the German Archaeological Institute in Rome.

You then held positions at the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne, the LVR office for the conservation of archaeological monuments in the Rhineland and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.