The Roman Walls of Le Mans

@article{Butler1958TheRW,
  title={The Roman Walls of Le Mans},
  author={Ruth M. Butler},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  year={1958},
  volume={48},
  pages={33 - 39}
}
  • R. M. Butler
  • Published 1 November 1958
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
It has long been known that during the late third and early fourth centuries A.D. over 80 previously unfortified towns of Gaul were surrounded by new defences. These can be distinguished from those of the twenty-five ancient cities fortified in the previous centuries by the thickness and height of their walls, by the number of their projecting towers, and by the fact that their foundations were in nearly every case constructed from re-used blocks, tombstones, and architectural fragments coming… 
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