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covered path of deserts

En 1867, un viticulteur argenteuillais découvre une sépulture mégalithique de type allée-couverte. Louis Leguay, président de la société parisienne d’Archéologie et d’Histoire, dégage un ensemble architectural de 9 mètres de long. De nombreux ossements et objets sont découverts, tels que poignards, pointes de flèches, haches polies, ainsi que des éléments de parure (perle de nacre) et de céramique. Allée des désertsEn 1946, une autre allée couverte, dite Vivez, du nom de l’usine sur lequel le site est découvert, est mise au jour. Les fouilles menées avant la destruction du site laissent apparaître un édifice de 20 mètres de long et un matériel particulièrement riche constitué de grandes lames en silex du Grand-Pressigny, d’armatures de flèches et d’éléments de céramique et de parure dont un collier de dents de cheval. En se référant à d’autres structures de ce type, on peut estimer à plusieurs centaines (entre 100 et 300) le nombre d’individus inhumés dans chaque sépulture.

Copyright: Ville D'argenteuil
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12144x6072
Taken: 03/09/2014
Uploaded: 03/09/2014
Updated: 06/01/2019


More About France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.Text by Steve Smith.

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