The legionary fortress of Novae, as other military bases, was surrounded by the civilian settlement (canabae) which constituted with its camp a specific settlement complex. As in many other cases, another settlement (vicus) existed at a certain distance from the legionary fortress. According to the Romanian scholar I. Piso, who analysed epigraphic evidence from Carnuntum, the distance between the camp and the vicus was 1.5 Roman mile or 1 Gallic leuga. This pattern, however, does not always matches the reality (see observations by Chr. Gugl). In the area of Novae this settlement is placed ca. 2.5 km to the east, at a place called Ostrite Mogili.