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Oppida - Celtic towns

Oppidum (plural oppida) was the name used by Caesar to describe the Celtic towns that he discovered during his conquest of Gaul.

In archaeology, the term is now used to describe all fortified Celtic sites covering a minimum area of 15ha and dating back to the second half of the 2nd and 1st centuries BC (the late La Tène period).

These towns were both economic and political centres. They are considered to be the first towns to the north of the Alps.

This website offers you the opportunity to find out more about each of the oppida via information sheets. For more information, click on an oppidum or go to the themed exhibitions…

For more on Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul in the Gallic Wars, 58 BC to 51 BC.
See for more info on this period of European History
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15th May 2009ce
Edited 15th May 2009ce

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