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more pictures from our visit to the wonderfull city Autun :
" With its Gothic spire rising against a backdrop of Morvan hills, AUTUN, even today, is scarcely bigger than the circumference of its medieval walls, and they in turn follow the line of earlier Roman fortifications. The emperor Augustus founded the town in about 10 BC as part of a massive and, in the long term, highly successful campaign to pacify and Romanize the brooding Celts of defeated Vercingétorix. Augustodunum, as it was called, was designed to eclipse by its splendour the memory of Bibracte, the neighbouring capital of the powerful tribe of the Aedui. And it did indeed become one of the leading cities of Roman Gaul. "
2/9 really nice is a look at the "Pierre de Couhard" aprehistoric burrieal side .... it looks like a pyramide ..the wholes in it are digged to look iff theres something inside !!
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Aug 20 2007 07:59 GMT Nakolezestodoly
Wonderful monument !!!
Aug 20 2007 10:03 GMT hans55 PRO
its an prehistoric pyramide like burrieal place joe ... very supprising to find this in France !!
Aug 20 2007 14:26 GMT senna3
Magnificent picture!
Aug 20 2007 14:54 GMT hans55 PRO
Thanks senna !
Aug 20 2007 20:46 GMT Snappa
Wonderful Photo Hans.
Aug 23 2007 22:26 GMT elbeaver
mmmm nice old stuff together, great to see

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