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21 April 2016
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.
17 December 2015
The film “Joyeux Noël” by Christian Carion recounted the truces between soldiers during the First World War, episodes of “fraternization” forgotten in history.
28 May 2014
An exceptional Gallo-Roman sanctuary is currently being revealed at Pont-Saint-Maxence (Oise). This Inrap excavation has been authorised by the government (Drac Picardie) and is taking place prior to the construction of a shopping centre.
14 September 2012
In the context of archaeological research conducted under the curation of the State (Drac Picardie), in advance of the construction of the canal Seine-Nord Europe, and under the contracting authority of Voies navigables de France, an Inrap team recently discovered a Gallo-Roman sanctuary (fanum) in the districts of Nesle and Mesnil-Saint-Nicaise (Somme).
12 December 2011
On the future site of the Seine-North Europe canal, a team of INRAP archaeologists have excavated the Neolithic sites of Villers-Carbonnel, under the curation of the State (Drac Picardie). This excavation, covering a surface of 4.35 hectares, has revealed an exceptional terra cotta statuette 21 cm long. Female representations of this type are very rare in France.
07 November 2011
A team of Inrap archaeologists has begun excavating at Famars (Nord) in advance of the construction of the Mont Houy technopole, a 45 hectare technological and scientific activity center.
09 June 2009
An Inrap team has just excavated a Gallic cemetery in Attichy in the Oise. This excavation, curated by the Regional Archaeological Service (Drac Picardie), prior to the exploitation of a quarry of aggregates, has above all brought to light the graves of two eminent Celtic personages.
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.