Forum Columns of Colonia Iulia Equestris
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 46° 22.797 E 006° 14.322
32T E 287658 N 5139969
Quick Description: The ancient columns and their entablature were put back up on the Esplanade des Marronniers in 1958 when Nyon was celebrating its two thousand years of history.
Location: Vaud, Switzerland
Date Posted: 10/1/2007 4:29:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM2A6W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Chris777
Views: 37

Long Description:
It was about 45 B.C. when the Romans created Colonia Iulia Equestris on the shores of Lake Geneva between the Gex region, the Jura, and Aubonne. Noviodunum, the urban center of this territory, was built on the very site of the present town of Nyon. The columns and cornice that surmounts them were reassembled on the Esplanade des Marroniers in 1958, when Nyon celebrated its two thousandth anniversary. Originally, they belonged to the partly raised porticos, or sacred area of the forum, situated in the town center. The ornamentation dating from the middle of the 1st century A.D., reveals artistic influences from southern Gaul.
Most Relevant Historical Period: Roman Empire > 27 B.C.

Admission Fee: Free

Opening days/times:
24 x 7


Web Site: [Web Link]

Condition: Partly intact or reconstructed

Visit Instructions:
A complete sentence or two or an uploaded photo taken by the waymarker will be required in the log to confirm that the logger is participating in the hobby in good faith. Logs of only a few words like "Visited it" without an original photo are subject to deletion.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Ancient Roman Civilization
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
sobersong visited Forum Columns of Colonia Iulia Equestris 11/8/2015 sobersong visited it
Monty&Miru visited Forum Columns of Colonia Iulia Equestris 9/1/2013 Monty&Miru visited it

View all visits/logs