Luxury Roman neighbourhood discovered in southern France

Published on September 7th, 2017 | by admin


A Roman neighbourhood of luxury homes and public buildings has been found on the banks of the Rhone River in France.

A “little Pompeii” is how French archaeologists are describing an entire ancient Roman neighbourhood uncovered on the outskirts of the southeastern city of Vienne, featuring remarkably preserved remains of luxury homes and public buildings.

“We’re unbelievably lucky. This is undoubtedly the most exceptional excavation of a Roman site in 40 or 50 years,” said Benjamin Clement, the archaeologist leading the dig on the banks of the Rhone river, about 18 miles (30km) south of Lyon.

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Story: AFAP | Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images

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