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Coriosolis

Roman town of Corseul

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Coriosolis

  1. 1. Comenius Project, 2013- 2015 Classical Times light the way to our future
  2. 2. Corseul : civitas Curiosolitum • It was founded by the Romans around 50 BC. • It was the capital city of the Coriosolis. • It was called Fanum Martis
  3. 3. Fanum Martis • It was an important city : • 11, 000 square metres • 10, 000 inhabitants
  4. 4. • It was : • an administration, • a religious, • a commercial centre.
  5. 5. • It was built like all the Roman Cities : • Two main streets : • The cardo : north – south • The decumanus : east – west At the junction were all the important buildings.
  6. 6. The shopping centre then,
  7. 7. The shopping centre now,
  8. 8. A domus • It was the house of a rich Roman
  9. 9. • This domus was not far from the forum. • It had : • Central heating with a system called an hypocaust • This domus had a well • It also had a private bath
  10. 10. The temple of Mars • It is the biggest Roman temple found in Britanny • It is near from Fanum Martis
  11. 11. • The temple is organised around a big courtyard : 5, 000 square metres. • On one side there is just a wall. • On three sides there were galleries. • At the top is the cella.
  12. 12. • Pilgrims came and offered presents to their Gods. • The main God was Mars but people worshipped Celtic Gods too.
  13. 13. The cella • It was a sacred tower. • Only the priests could go in. • It was the house for the Statue of the God Mars.
  14. 14. • The tower was 22 metres high. • It was higher than the courtyard. • There were steps to go up to it. • In front of the tower was the altar where they sacrified animals.
  15. 15. • Archeologists from INRAP are still working in Corseul. • They are still making discoveries. • They are still asking questions about the Romans

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