“Abandoned after fires, leaving a ‘real little Pompeii’” near Lyon


Aerial view of Vienne, France

Vienne is located on the Rhone River in southern France near Lyon (modern aerial view of Vienne above by Daveblack is shared here under CC BY-SA 3.0). It was the capital of the Gallic Allobroges until being converted to a Roman colony in 47 BCE under Julius Caesar. It subsequently became a Roman provincial capital. Underway is an archaeological excavation of uncovered spectacularly well-preserved remains from this luxury Roman colony, containing mosaics

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French dig unearths 'little Pompeii' near Lyon

By BBC News

August 2, 2017

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