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photoblog image The Ancient Site of Glanum-I and Glanum

The Ancient Site of Glanum-I and Glanum

 

The Glanics traded with the Greeks, probably via Marseille, during the 6th and 5th centuries BC, bringing prosperity and resulting in a sizeable town here. Building during this first period (called Glanum-I) had a Hellenistic influence, using the technique of "bonding": using large carved stone blocks set together perfectly without mortar

 

During the late 2nd century BC, Roman conquest of the region brought roads through the area, with a major crossroad at Glanum. This brought a second phase of construction (Glanum-II), with the Roman style and buildings made of bonding irregular stones.

 

You can see the difference in architectural styles in this image with Glanum-I in the background and Glanum-II in the foreground.

The Ancient Site of Glanum-I and Glanum

 

The Glanics traded with the Greeks, probably via Marseille, during the 6th and 5th centuries BC, bringing prosperity and resulting in a sizeable town here. Building during this first period (called Glanum-I) had a Hellenistic influence, using the technique of "bonding": using large carved stone blocks set together perfectly without mortar

 

During the late 2nd century BC, Roman conquest of the region brought roads through the area, with a major crossroad at Glanum. This brought a second phase of construction (Glanum-II), with the Roman style and buildings made of bonding irregular stones.

 

You can see the difference in architectural styles in this image with Glanum-I in the background and Glanum-II in the foreground.

comments (15)

the strong sunlight really brings out all the seams and the interfaces in the blocks, Peter.
....peter:): we had a good sunny day Ayush... it helped to bring out the details....petersmile
Very good, Peter - informative post!
....peter:): thank you Elizabeth....petersmile
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 23 Feb 2018, 02:57
What a fine ruin it is!
....peter:): they have uncovered quite a bit of the ancient village Ray....petersmile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 23 Feb 2018, 04:16
Ces ruines ont l'air d'être très étendues.
....peter:): ils ont découvert beaucoup de ruines antiques ici Marine....peter/pierresmile
You can count almost every brick, Peter!
....peter:): i got lucky with good light to bring out the details Ginnie....peterwink
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 23 Feb 2018, 06:42
If only we could go back in time
....peter:): i agree Chris... but seeing these ruins brings back some of what it was like....petersmile
On sent que tu t'es régalé à  faire ces photos et cela me permet de découvrir bien un site que je n'ai pas visité. Merci et bisous pour vous 3
....peter:): Nous voyons de nouvelles choses tous les jours grâce à nos photosblogues Marie! Bisous de nous 3
You show the distinction very clearly here Peter
....peter:): thank you Bill... i had a good light to bring out the details....petersmile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 23 Feb 2018, 08:13
You’d think they would have come up with more diversity in naming to two towns Peter.
....peter:): i'm not sure if the original village was named Glanum I Chad smile....petersmile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 23 Feb 2018, 10:21
What a wonderful opportunity to visit here, Peter
....peter:): it was a superb place to spend a few hours Lisl... and a photographer's heaven....petersmile
A good example of time moving on.
Makes me think that quality goes down with the times. Look how shabby construction is now.
Que c'est impressionnant, ta photo est superbe! Bise à  vous deux, bon vendredi dans la joie!
  • sherri
  • Arkansas USA
  • 23 Feb 2018, 21:10
i especially like what appears to be a tower
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Feb 2018, 17:52
It would be good to see it as it was once.

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