5 - dsc0717.Découverte d’un mikvé dans le quartier juif médiéval de Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

A ritual Jewish bath, a mikveh, may have been located a cellar in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (Drôme). The city entrusted the study of this cellar to an Inrap team. 

Alizay 2017 8

Since April 2017, an Inrap team has been excavating, under State (Drac, Normandy) curation, a quarry site at Alizay-Igoville (Eure) exploited by Cemex Granulats and Lafarge Granulats France. 


At Saint-Martin-d’Hardinghem, in advance of the construction of flood retention basins in the Aa river valley, Inrap excavated, in partnership with the Department of Pas-de-Calais, part of the country residence of the bishops of Thérouanne, dated to the High Middle Ages. The archaeologists uncovered 200 m² of decorated pavements, all of which are very well preserved, which is rare. 


Elimberris is situated on the right bank of the Gers, today just below the modern urban center. Across 800 m², the excavation revealed the first human settlements dated to the second half of the 1st century BC. 


This year, #Archeoweek will take place over 3 days, from June 13 to 15. Its daily themes will be: archaeology & fiction, archaeology & art, and archaeology of the future.


The archaeologists have recently uncovered large mosaics that are part of two Antique buildings.

Mariana Luciana visuel 10

An Inrap team has recently discovered a sanctuary dedicated to the god Mithra at the site of Mariana, in Lucciana (Haute-Corse). 

Cercueil en plomb découvert au couvent des Jacobins, Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine), 2015.  Ce cercueil est de forme trapézoïdale avec un couvercle en bâtière orné d’une croix ancrée. La cuve a été accidentellement perforée à la tête par un engin mécanique avan

From 2011 to 2013, an Inrap team, under curation by the State (Drac Bretagne), conducted an integral preventive excavation of the Jacobin convent, the site of the future Rennes Métropole conference center.