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Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

Alésia (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) by Chance Roman coin showing head Of Captive Gaul 48 BCE stuck after the Gallic Wars

As many as a million people (probably 1 in 4 of the Gauls) died, another million were enslaved, 300 tribes were subjugated and 800 cities were destroyed during the Gallic Wars.
The entire population of the city of Avaricum (Bourges) (40,000 in all) were slaughtered.
During Julius Caesar's campaign against the Helvetii (present-day Switzerland) approximately 60% of the tribe was destroyed, and another 20% was taken into slavery.

Chance Image Credit: PHGCOM - photographed at the British Museum 2007
Posted by Chance
16th May 2009ce
Edited 16th May 2009ce
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