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5. rue Nicole
The Archaeology Walk
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|The text in English reads: The forum - The status of Colonia Iulia Equestris (founded about 45 BC) required it to have institutions conforming to those of the Roman metropolis in order to ensure the political, judicial, economic and religious administration of the town and its territory. The forum, an architectural complex with several buildings, fulfilled this function. The main highway through the town divided the forum into two parts: the sacred area where official religious ceremonies were held, and the public area (basilica and porticos) that was used for the lay activities of the town. A large mosaic, depicting a procession of water divinities, which decorated the floor of one of these public area porticos, was discovered in 1932.|
Sacred area (A) Public
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the map on the glass panel in rue Nicole, these elevation drawings show the
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Reconstructed North-South section across the sacred area: a) cryptoportico b) portico c) temple reconstruction f) macellum (market)
East-West section of the whole forum. In the sacred area a) cryptoportico b)
portico c) temple. In the Public area d) porticos
the Rhone River
This page was updated on 24 April, 2004 by K. Epps
otherwise mentioned, all photos are by Katharine Epps.
Sauf mention contraire les photos sont de Katharine Epps