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Pictures from the Roemerfest 2013 im Augusta Raurica, Basel – Switzerland: the “Gruppo Danze Antiche”

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The Roemerfest is the biggest Ancient Rome festival in Europe. It takes place across the ruins of Augusta Raurica, close to Basel.

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These girls played as ancient Roman dancers just at the entrance of the ruins. Lovely colours and moves.

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I supposed they were celebrating some rituals to praise nature and gods.

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Indeed the afternoon was warm and sunny, the ritual worked !

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Congratulation to the dancers from the Gruppo Danze Antiche, Italy – directed by Silvia Bellinello Melotto: they were one of  the highlights of this Romerfest 2013.

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Pictures shot with D800 and 70-200 VR-II

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The festival was filled with gladiators, Roman soldiers, Roman knights, belly dancers, Barbarians and slaves … soon all online! In the meantime click to magnify the pictures of these dancing priestesses.

Posted by lorenzoborghi on August 27, 2013

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