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Pre-Roman Provence

Nature volume 141, pages 10251026 (04 June 1938) | Download Citation



EARLY in April of this year, it was announced that archaeological discoveries, which are of no little importance, had been made near Saint-Rémy, a small town a few miles from Aries in Provence. Provence, the original 'Provincia' of Rome's extra-Italian expansion, is rich in monuments, which, if Roman in origin, are none the less Greek in spirit and conception. This is a legacy from the Greek colonists from Phocaea, who founded Marseilles about 600 B.C. and extended their influence over the whole region, which was later to be known as "The Province". Intermarriage with the natives left an indelible mark on the physique of the population, more especially to be seen in the beauty of the Provencal women.

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