Des chevaux et des hommes : une pratique funéraire inconnue en Gaule romaine
Discoveries

A team from the Institut National d'archéologie preventive (Inrap) has discovered a mortuary practice hitherto unknown in Roman Gaul. The archaeologists are working in an area of 200m2 intended for the construction of a private house at Evreux (Eure). 

Astrologie et antiquité : le disque de Chevroches au Musée archéologique de Dijon
Discoveries

An object unique of its kind has been discovered in the Gallo-Roman town of Chevroches (Nièvre) during preventive excavations carried out by a team from the Institut national de recherches archéologiques preventives (Inrap). The Musée archéologique of Dijon in collaboration with Inrap is displaying this discovery until 28 January 2007. 

Les petits pains gallo-romains de la rue Saint-Symphorien à Reims
Discoveries

After five months, the preventive archaeological excavation conducted by Inrap on the future A3C building site, Saint-Symphorien street in Rheims, is reaching its end. Extending over 500 m2, the archaeological levels are more than 5 m deep and recount 2,000 years of continuous human occupation. 

Un quartier antique insoupçonné au coeur de Metz
Discoveries

A team from the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives (Inrap) is in the process of excavating a Roman quarter in the heart of the city of Metz. Curated by the State (Drac of the Lorraine region), the excavation of this vast site (15,000 m2) precedes the construction of a car park under the future Centre-Pompidou-Metz. This operation will employ at least fifteen archaeologists for a total of 5,300 working days, including post excavation analysis,. until February 2007.

Les origines de la Lutèce romaine : des fouilles au sommet de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève
Discoveries

A team of archaeologists from the Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives (Inrap), directed by Didier Busson (Department of the History of Architecture and Archaeology of Paris) is at present uncovering a new aspect of the history of Lutetia: one of the first residential quarters of the antique town. 

Avant l'autoroute A19, des corps offerts aux dieux
Discoveries

At the point where the Beauce and Gâtinais regions meet, a team of 60 Inrap archaeologists is currently excavating the site of the future A19 motorway between Artenay and Courtenay (Loiret). Curated by the Ministry of Culture (Drac région Centre), this research is financed by Arcour, the future motorway operator. Of the 1,300 hectares of land concerned, over 90% has already been explored. Among the one hundred or so sites identified, that of Neuville-aux-Bois has yielded numerous structures. Enclosures, ditches, insubstantial buildings and granaries have been excavated. 

De faux sesterces à l'effigie de Postume
Discoveries

In advance of work on the Evreux city bypass, a team from the Institut National de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives (Inrap) is studying a vast site from the second Bronze Age and the Gallo-Roman period. 

Les origines de Guérande : réponses archéologiques à des interrogations centenaires
Discoveries

A team from the Institut National de recherches archéologiques préventives (Inrap) is at present working in the historic centre of Guerande, an opportunity provided by work on the squares as well as the parvis of the Collegiate Church of Saint-Aubin. 

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