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Arch of Campanus

Historic patrimony - Ruins and remains

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Located in front of the buildings of the old national thermal baths, the Arch of Campanus is an important testament to the rich Roman history of Aix-les-Bain. It was built by L. Pompeius Campanus to honour the departed members of his family.
Archaeologists currently believe that the L'Arc de Campanus dates from the end of the 1st century. Just above the large archway, a partially-legible inscription reads L.POMPEIUS CAMPANUS VIVUS FECIT. At the top of the archway, names have been inscribed, with carved niches above each one. We don't know anything about Lucius Pompeius Campanus, who built the monument to honour his family's dead. The arch has attracted the interest of researchers, as its position in the outskirts of the temple and its themes raises questions: is it a funeral arch, a commemorative arch or a gateway to the thermal baths?
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Place Maurice Mollard
73100, Aix-les-Bains
France
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In centre of town
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Place Maurice Mollard
73100, Aix-les-Bains
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