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on our vacation to france last month we took our friends to Mnt Bouvray, theres a prehistoric city Bibracte, we have been there before and it always impresses me to see this .... students from al over europe work here !
very interresting what they have found here !!

Bibracte, a Gaulish oppidum or fortified city, was the capital of the Aedui and one of the most important hillforts in Gaul. It was situated near modern Autun in Burgundy, France. The material culture of the Aedui corresponded to the Late Iron Age La Tène culture,

In 58 BC, at the Battle of Bibracte, Julius Caesar's armies defeated the Helvetii 16 miles south of the fort. In 52 BC, at Bibracte Vercingetorix was proclaimed head of the Gaulish coalition. Again at Bibracte Julius Caesar, the victor at the battle of Alesia, completed dictating his Gallic Wars. A few decades after the Roman conquest of Gaul, Bibracte was abandoned in favour of Autun, 25 kilometres distant. Without a continuous settlement to disturb or efface the site, Bibracte remained for modern archaeology to rediscover.

The first excavations were begun at the site by the wine merchant Gabriel Bulliot between 1867 and 1895. His nephew Joseph Déchelette, author of a famous Manuel d'Archéologie continued the excavations between 1897 and 1907

Today Mont Beuvray is generally credited as the ancient Bibracte. The site straddles the borders of the French départements of Nièvre and Saône-et-Loire in Burgundy. The site is an archaeological park at the centre of a protected forest, and a site of cooperative European archaeological efforts, a training ground for young archaeologists as well as a centre for interpreting Gaulish culture for a popular audience. Important international excavations take place at Mont Beuvray, with teams from the universities of Sheffield, Kiel, Budapest, Vienna and Leipzig.

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Sep 05 2007 15:55 GMT sini
Sounds interesting!:)
Sep 05 2007 15:57 GMT Midworlder PRO
I like this sort of thing
Sep 05 2007 17:36 GMT Lensvision
Interessante plek.
Sep 05 2007 19:00 GMT marijke06
I have worked in france in a place like this, it was in Lezoux....after the job there were build houses....now the village of Lezoux is three times as big, but: the interesting archeological stuff we found it first, digged it carefully out the ground.... :))
nice to see this!
Sep 05 2007 19:08 GMT senna3
Nice documentation Hans!
Sep 05 2007 19:46 GMT jomoud PRO
Wonderful series Hans.
Thank you for the detailed explanation.
Being back from holiday, I just worked my way back through your archive, admiring that what I missed while being away!!
Sep 05 2007 22:03 GMT Pietje
Zo leer je nog is wat, mooie foto`s en documentatie Hans.
Sep 05 2007 22:04 GMT hans55 PRO
ik ben hier al een paar keer geweest en het blijft interresant Pietje !
Sep 05 2007 23:01 GMT Petra17
Thanks Hans and Thank you for sharing the information...it is great that we can learn from each other
Great pictures and great information..
Sep 06 2007 00:20 GMT LisaSam67
Very pretty
Sep 06 2007 01:14 GMT Studio88
Great Series!!! Very Informative!!!
Sep 06 2007 07:10 GMT Ini
Een mooie foto ervan Hans..~~
Sep 06 2007 08:22 GMT Adamus
Interesting and beautiful series.
Sep 06 2007 11:48 GMT pp11364
Well done series.
Sep 06 2007 15:49 GMT Poulet PRO
Interesting and beautiful series!!