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Artist’s impression of Aix’s Roman theatre

Back in 2004, archaeologists uncovered what had long been suspected: a Roman theatre  in Aix.  After all, Arles, Orange and Nimes all had theatres or amphitheatres and it was only logical that Aix should have something similar.  It turned out to be on the site of Notre Dame des Seds, some way from the Forum (near the Cathedral) and on the present Ave. Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny.

In 2004, 10% was uncovered

Excavations began. Excitement mounted.  Then work stopped owing to lack of budget.  The site was carefully filled in, protected for future development.

Finally a decision has been made about the site. (more…)

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