Hercules in a Lime Kiln

Ars Electronica Center
Hercules in a Lime Kiln
Thursday, January 26, 2017 / 7 PM / Ars Electronica Center

Press release: Hercules in a Lime Kiln / PDF
Interview with archaeologist Stefan Traxler / Ars Electronica Blog

(Linz, January 23, 2016) The largest lime kiln complex ever discovered in the Roman Empire’s Rhine-Danube provinces was found in 2008 in what was once the Roman town of Lauriacum and is now the city of Enns. Work began last year on excavating the best-preserved kiln in preparation for an exhibition in conjunction with the 2018 Upper Austria State Fair. At the next Deep Space LIVE this Thursday evening, January 26th, Stefan Traxler of the Museum of the State of Upper Austria will present the most spectacular finds of this dig.

Deep Space LIVE

The Ars Electronica Center hosts a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 7 PM. Each presentation features ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and is accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, or musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the nano-world or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.


Ausgrabung Kalkbrennofenbatterie / Fotocredit: OÖ Landesmuseum / Printversion