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La topographie initiale de Marseille

Abstract : Bathed by the sea to the west and the south, the site of Marseilles is made up of an ensemble of hills aligned along an axis running from the northeast to the southwest. At its furthest point stands the site of the Saint-Jean fort from which the topographical form can be reconstructed thanks to geological soundings. Next cames the Saint Laurent hill, the twin hills of les Moulins and la Roquette and finally the hill of les Carmes. The contact between these hills, which produced dales with more or less steep sides, has been the subject of a singular study. In conclusion, the larger suburban spaces bear witness to the alternation of valleys and hills which create vast sloping basins some of which with streams running through them. It is on this site that seasonal populations first settled before the arrival of Phocaean colonists.
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Etudes Massalietes 7 - pp.23-3...
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Marc Bouiron, Lucien-François Gantès. La topographie initiale de Marseille. Marseille, trames et paysages urbains de Gyptis au roi René., Nov 1999, Marseille, France. pp.23-34. ⟨hal-01988489⟩



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