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photoblog image Glanum The Ancient Hellenic/ Greek then a Roman Town

Glanum The Ancient Hellenic/ Greek then a Roman Town

 

Glanum was an oppidum, or fortified town in present day Provence, founded by a Celto-Ligurian (Greek) people called the Salyes in the 6th century BC. It became officially a Roman city in 27 BC and was abandoned in 260 AD. It is located a kilometre south of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. It is particularly known for two well-preserved Roman monuments of the 1st century B.C., known as les Antiques, a mausoleum and a triumphal arch (the oldest in France)  

Glanum The Ancient Hellenic/ Greek then a Roman Town

 

Glanum was an oppidum, or fortified town in present day Provence, founded by a Celto-Ligurian (Greek) people called the Salyes in the 6th century BC. It became officially a Roman city in 27 BC and was abandoned in 260 AD. It is located a kilometre south of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. It is particularly known for two well-preserved Roman monuments of the 1st century B.C., known as les Antiques, a mausoleum and a triumphal arch (the oldest in France)  

comments (8)

That is so cool. I visited some Roman ruins in England a couple of decades ago. So amazing.
Wonderful that they were able to excavate so much!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 Feb 2018, 06:57
The perfect place to explore on a sunny day
I am happy you have taken us here, peter.
As always when I travel I lose something, I have been several times in Provence, but always running, work. sad Beautiful image.
Awesome to see these ruins. I thought ruins were only in Italy...
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 25 Feb 2018, 01:07
Wonderful place...and not over-run with tourists, yet.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Feb 2018, 17:53
It is in a lovely setting with all those trees.

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