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The Lyon Gallo-Roman Tombs

Lyon, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About The Lyon Gallo-Roman Tombs

The Lyon Gallo-Roman Tombs (Tombeaux Gallo-Romain) are three reconstructed ancient burial chambers displayed at Place Eugène-Wernert.

Dating from the 1st century AD, these tombs were discovered in the late 19th century during works constructing the railway system. In order to ensure their preservation, the tombs were painstakingly moved brick by brick to their current location.

Today, these ancient tombs are an interesting site and, in places, the original inscriptions giving details about the occupants of the tombs can be seen.

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