Gallo-Roman Villa (ruins), French Heritage monument to Montmaurin
The Gallo-Roman villa of montmaurin was discovered in 1946 per Georges Fouet. Edifiee about the middle of I er century of our era, it would be developpee to the surroundings of 350 and would have been remaniee during the III E and IV E century.
The Roman gallo presence in this sector is however known well before this discovery as the account attests some which follows:
Monumental bulletin (1834)
Eight days after my excursion has fronsac, I were has Montmaurin, canton of Boulogne, or I know several people. I did not have hopes to find antiquities has Montmaurin however my relations with the inhabitants made me discover, close to this village, of the ruins of Roman baths, the traces of an old castle and the site of another Roman monument. Well certainly, if I were master key in this locatite without me to inform near the villagers, I would have known nothing there to find. It is what makes me believe that one would discover much more antiquities in our communes, if one took the trouble to inform oneself near the inhabitants, especially near the old men, with the risk to meet disappointments sometimes. Many ruins, undoubtedly interesting, escape has our investigations because they are lost, either in the middle of wood or of the fields in the campaigns, or among the houses in the cities. They would be found, well certainly, if one could take information near the people who know the places well.
I have speak to you about Roman baths. Hardly I was have Montmaurin and knew one that I came there as an archaeologist, that one hastened to quote me a convent of Templier whose remainders were at the edge of Save. I went there, and I live walls of which the height did not exceed 1m33 hundred. covering a big space, the shapes of hardcores of small apparatus with brick chains. I believed myself first of all in the presence of the remains of a monastery carlovingien, occupies later by Templiers.
By traversing these enclosures with more attention, I believed to discover the traces of a church has bedside circular, with transepts also finish in hemicycle. However of innumerable remains of marble plates, of the tiles has edges, of the fragments of sculptures, made me think that I could have under the eyes a Roman building well.
This last opinion was fully confirmee when one taught me that one had finds in the cemetery of the village, not far from these ruins, other remains of walls crossing has right angle, with many fragments from mosaics has small cubes. Moreover, I live in the village three capitals imitate Corinthian, two bases attics and splendid was of column perfectly preserves. All that came from the alleged convent
The evening of the same day I went to see other Roman remains that one had announce me in a district opposes village. This section is well cultivee; the plough, says one, meets circular walls there cuts perpendicularly by other walls. That made me think that perhaps there was to it a theatre; but I do not live traces of walls, I found only bricks and absolutely similar plates of marble has those which I had seen the morning.
By: Mr. Anthyme Saint-Paul
(Gallo-Roman Villa (ruins), montmaurin)
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