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24 October 2008
In advance of a landscaping project realized by Euroméditerranée on the esplanade of the Marseille Cathedral (also known as "The Major"), a preventive excavation is being conducted by an Inrap team until the end of November 2008.
21 October 2008
The catacomb of saints Marcellinus and Peter in Rome has been undergoing systematic excavation since 2005. The research involves the Pontifical Commission of Sacred Archaeology (Holy See), the CNRS, the Ecole française of Rome, the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research and the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme of Aquitaine (MSHA), who are all collaborating on this project.
07 October 2008
Located between the Bavay-Cambrai and Bavay-Tournai Roman roads, on the frontier between Nervien and Atrebates territories, the ancient town of Famars, covered an area of 80 hectares, but curiously figures neither in the Peutinger Table nor in the Antonine Itinerary.ts ancient name, Fanum Martis, indicates that there was probably a temple dedicated to Mars, still to be discovered. A city of Gallia Belgica, it was also an important Roman military camp (castrum) whose walls are still visible.
28 January 2008
A team from the Inrap recently excavated part of the cemetery of Gallo-Roman Evreux Mediolanum Aulercorum. One hundred and thirty four burials dated to the 3rd century AD were found between October 2006 and June 2007. In addition, the excavation has given archaeologists the opportunity to study a funerary practice previously unknown in Roman Gaul.
11 September 2007
An archaeological excavation was conducted Place de la Libération in Troyes, from 2004 to 2006 before the construction of an underground car park.The results of an interdisciplinary approach paint a picture of an emerging ancient city and the daily life of a newly Romanized urban population in the early years AD, particularly social status, dietary customs and state of health.
26 June 2007
Mosaics have been found in the ancient residential quarter of Nimes by a team from the Inrap. The excavation precedes the construction of an underground car-park by the town of Nîmes and is curated by the Regional Archaeology Service.
15 February 2007
A team from the Inrap is carrying out a major excavation on the boulevard Charles-Nédélec in Marseille where, over eight millennia, Neolithic, Greek and Modern populations have succeeded one another. The dig is curated by the Regional archaeology service within the framework of the ZAC Saint-Charles, a vast programme of urban development carried out by Euroméditerranée.
08 February 2007
A team from the Inrap is at present excavating a site in the avenue Jean-Jaurès, prior to the construction of an underground car-park by the town of Nîmes.