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Discoveries

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
Discoveries

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. 

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Events

From 11 October 2016 to 6 August 2017 at Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris.

Les équipes de l'Inrap ont fouillé manuellement la structure pendant plusieurs semaines  © Philippe Lefranc, Inrap
Discoveries

A team of Inrap archaeologists has just uncovered the remains of a massacre that occurred more than six-thousand years ago at Achenheim (Bas-Rhin). This important discovery illustrates one kind of violence that raged in Europe during the Neolithic.

Regroupement de noms de soldats australiens de la Grande Guerre retrouvées dans la grotte souterraine de Naours (Somme), 2016.  On note en bas à droite du cliché l’inscription laissée par Allan Allsop le 2 janvier 1917. C’est grâce au journal de marche de
Discoveries

The discovery of an surprising concentration of graffiti and inscriptions made by soldiers during the First World War reoriented the investigation to a formerly unknown activity at this site: touristic visits to the underground dwellings during the First World War. 

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Discoveries

Iluminada Ortega and Laurence Bourguignon of Inrap, along with their Spanish colleagues, have announced in the Journal of Archaeological Science Reports, the discovery of an Aurignacian art object, 35,000 – 31,000 years old. This object, depicting a bird, contributes to our knowledge of the origins of figurative art. 

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Discoveries

An Inrap team has recently excavated a German military cemetery from the First World War. This research was conducted in advance of the construction of a housing development by Immocoop and under the prescription of the State (Drac Champagne-Ardenne).

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Events

From 1914 to 1918, 10 million soldiers died on the battleground. Most were buried, but despite the efforts of their loved ones to find them, 700,000 soldiers remain missing in action, dispersed across the battlefields of the plains of the North and the valleys of the East. 

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