Exceptional Gallo-Roman coffered ceilings unearthed in Chartres

Basin containing the remains of a wooden coffered ceiling. DEPARTMENT OF ARCHEOLOGY OF CHARTRES MÉTROPOLE “Chevrons”, “joists”, “box beams”, “assembly”, “decorative elements in rais-de-coeur frieze and spearheads”. Emmanuel Bouilly never tires of detailing, in technical terms of carpentry and joinery, the function of the multiple pieces of wood, blackened and waterlogged, that he has managed … Read more

a Gallo-Roman puzzle reconstructed in Arles

Eight hundred cases of fragments of Pompeian-type frescoes! This is the formidable puzzle which the archaeologists and restorers of the Arles departmental museum of Antiquity have tackled, in association with a toichographologist – a specialist in Roman paintings – from the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap). During three years, they will try to … Read more