Oppidum of the Mayans, French Heritage monument to Septemes les vallons

Oppidum surrounded by a fortified wall of ten square towers, doubled inside an enclosure wall, which represents a unique double defensive system in the South. Construction of the last third of the 6th century a - c, the site was occupied until the mid 5th century a - c, with a sporadic attendance during the 4th and 3rd centuries. The remains of ceramics show it as a native habitat. The arrangement of the cells between rampart and pens on the one hand, and inside the enclosure on the other hand, could leave consider a mixed population, probably a Greek garrison occupying the Summit of this native habitat.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Oppidum of the Mayans

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Oppidum of the Mayans, Oppidum surrounded by a fortified wall of ten square towers, doubled inside an enclosure wall, which represents a unique double defensive system in the South. (...) Oppidum of the Mayans, French Heritage monument to Septemes les vallons septemes les vallons, bouches du rhone

Location and general information

  • identifier : 11524
  • item : Oppidum des Mayans
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Bouches-du-Rhône
    • Septèmes-les-Vallons
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 13106
  • Zip code of the municipality : 13240
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • archaeological site
    • oppidum
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • antiquity
    • protohistory
  • Investigation : 1998
  • Date of protection : 2004/04/28 : classé MH
  • Date taken into account : 2001/03/13

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Inscription 20 10 1998 (oppidum) (arrêté) annulée.
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : property of the municipality 1998
  • Details : Les parcelles AV 69 et AV 71 contenant les vestiges de l'oppidum : classement par arrêté du 28 avril 2004
  • Mérimée reference : PA13000025

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