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Day 4 -Nice & the oldest habitation-Cemenelum (Cimiez) – Winter Vacance

Regional 17428, Estação de Briançon, 2011.07.24

Vieux Nice

Vieux Nice Ruines des arènes romaines de Cemenelum, dans ...

BEFORE the look on the right, before the thousands of apartments, before the trains, before the Russians,

there was CEMENELUM.  This ancient city  is located on the outskirts of the ancient city of Cemenelum (Cimiez), between the amphitheatre and the three thermes from the third century.

THIS ANCIENT ROMAN CITY

was located at the northern part of Nice – and high up topographically speaking for protection.

Before that, it was  inhabited some 400,000 years ago  in the prehistoric site of Terra Amata.

Hard to put that in perspective, but yes, this is true.

See mother earth  link below……..  These are some photos we took in and around the archeological site in Nice…….

if you click on the pics, they’ll enlarge or they’ll start a slide show.  Still learning WORDPRESS, forgive me for not having this “perfect” for you.  I’m trying………

IMG_8825 IMG_8827 IMG_8831 IMG_8836

http://motherearthtravel.com/france/nice/history.htm

and another very good link:    http://www.culture.gouv.fr/fr/archeosm/archeosom/en/nice-mus.htm

Vieux Nice

Vieux Nice

English: The northern baths in Cemenelum (Cimi...

The northern baths in Cemenelum (Cimiez) in Nice, France.  Wikipedia)

City Lights, France-Italy Border (NASA, Intern...

City Lights, France-Italy Border (NASA, International Space Station Science, 04/28/10) (Photo credit: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)

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