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The Orpheus monument stands in the central position of the Slovenski trg, right in between the Town's Tower and the theatre of Ptuj. It is almost 5 meters high and is the biggest monument of its kind unearthed in the Roman Province of the Upper Panonia.
The monument got the name Orpheus after mythological representations carved in relief on it. Originaly a tombstone, it was erected in the 2nd c. AD to the then town's mayor Marcus Valerius Verus.
In the Middle Ages the monument was used as a pillory.
Address: Slovenski trg
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