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La Porte Auguste, Nimes

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  • Part of the Roman walls surrounding what was then Nemausus, it is only one of two gates to survive the ravages of time. It was a large gate with two passageways for vehicular traffic and two smaller.....  more
    Part of the Roman walls surrounding what was then Nemausus, it is only one of two gates to survive the ravages of time. It was a large gate with two passageways for vehicular traffic and two smaller.....  more »
  • A very small site that you can only grab a couple of pictures of from the outside but it’s right next to one of the big churches and a little fountain where you can sit and have a rest. 
    A very small site that you can only grab a couple of pictures of from the outside but it’s right next to one of the big churches and a little fountain where you can sit and have a rest.  more »
  • There’s not a lot left of this Roman entrance to the old city – hardly surprising given the thousands of years that have passed since it was built. It’s good to see that it is being preserved and you....  more
    There’s not a lot left of this Roman entrance to the old city – hardly surprising given the thousands of years that have passed since it was built. It’s good to see that it is being preserved and you....  more »
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  • Such fantastic saved history. Every bit worth a visit. 2000 years old.
  • Sadly squeezed in by 2 roads and a in situ building, restricting the gate from view. Also, it's basically unpreserved. So you have to lean in and snap shots. But you are lucky to the original paving stones and blocks are here, so you can imagine what a Roman or serf saw
  • The inscription above the arches reads: "The Emperor Augustus, son of the divine Caesar, consul for the eleventh time, exercising tribunician power for the eighth time, gave the gates and walls to the colony". The construction of the Porte d'Auguste, formerly known as Porte d'Arles, dates back to the 1st century BC. It was one of the main gates of the city and was the entry point of the Via Domitia.
  • Rather ruined but not surprising after 2000 years. Watch the film at the Maison Carré to see what it would have looked like. One remaining gate of a great city.
  • Not much remains of the city gate. I noted that its construction resembled that of the Porta Nigra in Trier, Germany. It's remarkable how consistent the Roman architects were. What worked once will work again.

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