Sites & cities that bear the name of Corseul


Today in : France
First trace of activity : 10 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Fanum Martis, Civitas Coriosolitum, Eccl. Corsult, Corsolt, villa Corsolt, Sancti Petri Corsoltensis ecclesia, Corsot, Corseut, Corsout, Coursout, Corseult, Corsoult, Coursault, Kersaout, Corsoeut, Corseû

Description : Corseul (Breton: Kersaout, Gallo: Corsoeut) is a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department of Brittany in northwestern France. The town was a major Roman town and contains Roman ruins. The town hall contains a small archaeological museum. Corseul was called Fanum Martis ("Temple of Mars") in Latin and was the capital of the Gallo-Roman province of Coriosolites. It was founded in 10 BC. In the 3rd and 4th centuries, like many other cities, Fanum Martis was renamed for its people, the Curiosolitae. This name change occurred as the Roman Empire weakened and paralleled a revival of the ancient Gallic gods in local religious sculptures and dedicatory inscriptions. Some 1.5 kilometres to the southeast, at Haut-Bécherel, stand the prominent remains of an extensive Roman temple sanctuary, built at the time of Nero and Vespasian.

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