Gergovia

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Gergovia

 

a fortified settlement in Gaul, in the region of the Arverni tribe, 6 km south of Clermont-Ferrand in Auvergne, France.

Gergovia was noted for its opposition to Julius Caesar in 52 B.C. Excavations in 1862 and the 1930’s and 1940’s uncovered the remains of an ancient Gallic settlement with stone fortifications, as well as dwellings and workshops. Also found were two Roman camps and other military works from which the Roman army carried out its siege of the fortress. Many artifacts were found, most of them relating to the La Tène culture.

REFERENCES

Caesar, Julius. Zapiski. … Moscow, 1962.
Déchelette, J. Manuel d’archéologie préhistorique … Vol. 5: Archéologie Gallo-romaine. Paris, 1931.
Brogan, O., and E. Desforges. “Gergovia.” Archaeological Journal, 1941, vol. 97, pp. 1-36.

L. A. EL’NITSKII

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