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An Architectural Puzzle Made of Stones

An Architectural Puzzle Made of Stones


Discovered in the 19th century when the city of Bordeaux's fortifications were dismantled, a collection of 400 architectural pieces that date back to the Roman empire have stumped researchers for years. A team of scientists think that they may have finally discovered which monuments some of these blocks belonged to.

About this video
Original title:
Bordeaux's mysteries made of stone
Production year:
4 min 54
Juliette Lacharnay
CNRS Images
Speaker(s) :

with the participation of


Dominique Tardy

Alain Badie

Jean-Jacques Malmary

IRAA Research center 

(Institut de Recherche sur l'Architecture Antique)

CNRS / Aix Marseille Université, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Université Lumière Lyon 2


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