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Gallo-Roman ruins: photos, description Rempart gallo-romain de Toulouse)

The first settlement on the site of the modern Toulouse appeared for seven or eight centuries before the beginning of our era, the Celts settled here in the III century BC and II century ad, this area was part of a province of the Roman Empire called Gaul Darbandsky.

An ancient city with a 20-thousand population under the Romans became a major trading center, next to it housed a military garrison. The Romans rebuilt the ancient Toulouse, in accordance with their ideas of urban comfort. They had running water, building aqueducts, marching in the direction of Piazza Rue, which was located on the water tower. Also the Roman builders built a theater and amphitheater, forum, baths, temples, and surrounded the city ramparts.

Fragments of Roman structures can be found in the historic part of Toulouse, which at that time was considered to be its suburbs. In particular, the Roman forum is the place Esquirol, the ruins of the amphitheatre was discovered in the former suburb of Blagnac airport-'anseli, fragment of the fortress wall is close to the Palace Niel in place Saint-Jacques.

This is a small part of the Roman heritage: many buildings have not survived due to the fact that their construction did not take the stone and local brick - less durable material. In addition, postemsky the era of the bricks used for the construction of other buildings - such "donor" material were, for example, of the amphitheatre, but despite this fact, it remains at the Toulouse facility of the Roman period with the best safety.

Some Roman buildings were discovered accidentally, during work on the improvement of the city. For example, the remains of the amphitheatre was discovered when clearing a city dump, and even in the construction of the subway at five-meter depth were found fragments of Roman brick walls.

90 km from Toulouse, is another attraction of the Gallo-Roman period - Villa Monmore. Found out that the Villa belonged to a wealthy landowner, to her lay a large plot of land and the Villa itself was built saunas, pools, waterways and a huge residential building.