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St. Remy de Provence
Some of the oldest and most extensive classical and Roman remains in France are located just south of St. Remy de Provence. This Roman triumphal arch dates from about 20 B.C. and is the oldest in Provence. It is missing much of its decoration and the top third of its structure. A mausoleum built several decades later to honor the memory of Caius and Lucius Caesar, grandsons of the emperor Augustus, stands on the same site.
Nearby, the ruins of the Gallo-Roman city of Glanum, founded by Greece in the 6th century B.C., are accessible with an admission fee. The layout of the city can be envisaged through the excavations of streets and the foundations of private residences and public buildings. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to tour the entire site. It closed at noon for lunch, and being Americans we thought noon meant noon. Instead, we were literally herded out around 11:40!
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This page was created for INLS 244: Digital Preservation and Access.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Last updated on April 4, 2004.