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A city of west-central Germany across the Rhine River from Düsseldorf. Built on the site of a Roman camp, it was chartered in the 1100s.
Neuss (German nɔys)
(Placename) an industrial city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia west of Düsseldorf: founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century ad. Pop: 152 050 (2003 est). Latin name: Novaesium
a city in W Germany, near Düsseldorf. 148,870.
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Roman Weapons, Tools, Bronze Equipment and Brooches from Neuss- Novaesium
Excavations 1955-1972, BARIntSer 862, Oxford, 2000.
Here the Sixteenth Legion, after surrendering to the one-eyed Batavian general Julius Civilis, is ordered to leave the military camp at Novaesium
. The atmosphere is extremely tense because two Roman legions at Vetera who had recently surrendered have just been treacherously slaughtered by the Germans upon leaving their camp -- hardly an encouraging precedent.