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The Gauls in Provence

At the beginning of the 2nd century BC, a small agglomeration, about one hectare in size, was created on the summit of the Entremont plateau. It remains are poorly preserved on south and west borders of the plateau, where erosion has destroyed all traces of the constructions.

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Oppidum of Entremont

Settlement One

A few decades after the construction of the first city, a new city wall enlarged the protected space to the east and north. The total surface area of the agglomeration was increased to approximately 3.5 hectares. In order to increase defensive efficiency, the builders decided to isolate the triangular protrusion of the plateau summit where settlement 1 was located with a rectilinear fortification 400 meters long.

Settlement Two

 

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