Sites & cities that bear the name of Diodurum


Today in : France
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 6th century C.E
Recorded names : Divo durum, Dioduro, Jouars-Pontchartrain

Description : Diodurum is an important Gallo-Roman town in Carnute soilon the site of the current town of Jouars-Pontchartrain ( Yvelines ), the largest administrative and commercial Gallo-Roman town identified in Île-de-France. The origins of the Gallo-Roman city of Diodurum dates back to the i st century BC. AD . It was inhabited until the vi th century . Diodurum was located at a strategic crossroads between several transport routes, notably on the route from Lutèce to Durocasses (Dreux), as well as from Caesaromagus ( Beauvais ) to Autricum ( Chartres ) and Cenabum ( Orléans ). The site became thereafter the xii th century , a farm named Cistercian farm Ithe 3 , which depended on the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Vaux Cernay , located twenty kilometers to the south. Raised from the xviii th century , the site of Diodurum was known in the year 1950 , but was actually excavated at the time of the work of the deviation of the National Highway 12 . The excavations linked to the works of the RN 12 are at the origin of the creation of the association for the protection of the archaeological site of Diodurum (APSAD). Its objective is to create an open-air museum on site 4 .

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