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Mengen is a town in the district of Sigmaringen, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated 9 km southeast of Sigmaringen.HistoryThe area has been inhabited since the amounts in prehistoric and early historical times. So were found in amounts two Late Bronze Age graves cars with many metal artifacts. Romans built shortly after the birth of Christ, the castle on the Ennetach. The Romans laid their now superfluous older Danube line of Raetian Limes direction Alb and Neckar, but settled to about 260 more in Ennetach. Then they were driven out by the invading Alemanni. These settled in the area and founded many places with the endings "-ingen", the possibility Me-ingen.In 1876 it was found on the site of a former Roman villa rustica so far the only preserved in Upper Swabia color mosaic of the Roman period. It shows in a medallion the head of Medusa and legendary figure remains plait, to which was joined by other original medallions. The remaining parts of the mosaic floor are not preserved. The Villa Rustica is now completely built and little explored. Known as "Medusa of amounts" since it was the Second World War have been lost. After the discovery in 2002 in the Landesmuseum Württemberg, it has been restored and is now on display in the Roman Museum quantity Ennetach.Was first mentioned in a document the area, bequeathed as Emperor Louis the Pious in 819 areas of the Ablach to the monastery Buchau. 1170 is held Frederick I Barbarossa on in the city and held a court day. 1257 is documented for the first time a free quantities ("Vrie amounts"). The new amounts (where it is today), built around 1150-1250, was created next to the old volumes (today Ennetach). The old and the new amounts were separated by the river Ablach, therefore, in order to distinguish between the two places, the old amounts "beyond the river" (Ennet alas) called.
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