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Les thermes antiques “Saint-Germain” de Poitiers. Les données du père de la Croix revisitées

Abstract : Father de la Croix, a catholic priest, carried-out excavations in 1877-1878 around the Saint-Germain church in Poitiers and discovered several heated rooms which he interpreted as a large Roman bath complex. However, one should not imagine the research carried out on the Roman baths as a vast area of open-plan excavations. As his sketches show, the research was carried out in the form of often irregular trenches and more or less enlarged pits and the excavations necessary for the research forced the workers to descend to depths varying from three to seven meters. A plan and description of the remains was published in 1879: there are some indications of the thickness of the layers which contained remnants of the demolished buildings but the illustrations show only proposed profiles for the buildings.
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Nadine Dieudonné-Glad, Frédéric Gerber, Juliette Coudrin. Les thermes antiques “Saint-Germain” de Poitiers. Les données du père de la Croix revisitées. Aquitania, Pessac : Fédération Aquitania, 2019, 35, pp.39-66. ⟨hal-03160216⟩



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