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Bibracte(bĭbrăk`tē), former capital of the AeduiAedui
, Gallic people, occupying in the 1st cent. B.C. a part of what later became Burgundy. Defeated by Ariovistus and at odds with their Gallic neighbors, they were allies of the Romans.
..... Click the link for more information. , site atop Mont Beuvray, central France. There Caesar defeated (58 B.C.) the Helvetii (see Gallic WarsGallic Wars
, campaigns in Gaul led by Julius Caesar in his two terms as proconsul of Cisalpine Gaul, Transalpine Gaul, and Illyricum (58 B.C.–51 B.C.). Caesar's first campaign was to prevent the Helvetii (who lived N of the Lake of Geneva) from crossing the Roman
..... Click the link for more information. ). Excavations on the site have revealed a Gallic town.
an ancient city which was the center of the Gallic tribe of the Aedui. Its site occupies an area of 135 hectares atop Mont Beuvray, located 27 km from the town of Autun, France. The city was fortified by a moat and by a wall made of stone and wood. Excavations have revealed the stone foundations of houses, including single-room dwellings, sunk deep in the earth; artisans’ workshops; and rich, multiroom villas. Bronze and iron weapons, clay pottery, coins, and other artifacts were also discovered. In 58 B.C., Julius Caesar defeated the Helvetii at Bibracte. At the end of the first century B.C. the population was resettled by the Romans in the town of Augustodunum (now Autun), but even as late as the fourth century A.D. Bibracte remained the center of the cult of a local goddess.