Porte Auguste - Colonia Nemausus (Nimes)
N 43° 50.364 E 004° 21.800
31T E 609598 N 4854938
Quick Description: The Porte d'Auguste (or Porte d'Arles) was one of the main gates, where the Domitian Way entered the Roman town of Colonia Nemausus.
Location: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Date Posted: 10/3/2007 10:48:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM2AN5
The walls of Nîmes built in 16-15 BC were 7 km long, enclosing 220 hectares. With a height of 9 m and 2 m wide, they included some ten gates and about 80 towers, including the Tour Magne.
The Porte d'Auguste (Augustus gate) consists of two central passages for vehicles flanked by two smaller ones for pedestrians. It was originally fortified, with a tower on each side.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.
Admission Fee: Free
24 x 7
Web Site: [Web Link]
Condition: Partly intact or reconstructed
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