Artist: Ray Delvert
Print: Offset lithography (Print by E. Desfossés-Néogravure)
Dimensions: 24.4 x 38.6 in (62 x 98 cm)
Condition: Overall good condition - folding signs and wear on the image - please see pictures.
A great aerial shot of the Roman arena in the city of Nîmes, France.
The city of Nîmes is located in a very nice spot between the Mediterranean Sea and the Cévennes and has many great historical sites like the Arena of Nîmes (Les Arénes Romaines) displayed on the poster. The arena was constructed around 1st or 2nd century AD and is said to be the best-preserved Roman arena in France.
Even though the arena looks very much like a Roman arena of its time, the spot has both been used a fortification by the Visigoths and surrounded by a wall. Later in 700 AD the arena was almost completely destroyed during a tactical retreat by the Franks - escaping the advancing Moorish army from the south. In the medieval age the area served as housing of some seven hundred people who lived within the amphitheatre. Later during the rule of Napoleon, the area was cleared and rebuilt to today's look. The Arena now function as a bull fighting and concert arena.
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