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French dig unearths 'little Pompeii'

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The ruins of an ancient Roman neighbourhood of luxury homes and vast public spaces have been found by archaeologists in south-eastern France.

"This is undoubtedly the most exceptional excavation of a Roman site in 40 or 50 years," team leader Benjamin Clément told AFP news agency.

The site in Vienne, near Lyon, was abandoned after fires, leaving a "real little Pompeii", he said.

The city, which became a Roman colony in about 47 BC, flourished under the Caesars.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40800527

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glorybebe

Love that mosaic.  So crazy it has survived after all these years

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paperdyer

Very nice!  I guess this will put the housing plans on hold for some time to come.

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Dark_Grey

Can't imagine what it must have looked like when new. Mosaic tiles, beautiful fountains...

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