Ici Naquit Beziers
VII Siècle Avant J.C.
—Beziers decouvre son acte de naissance. —
[Translated by Google Translat with liberal modifications:
Here Beziers Was Born Seven centuries before Christ Beziers discovers his birth. For several centuries, the alluvium deposited by the Orb [River] [covered] the site that commanded ford site utilized by the migrant population and the armed troops of Carthaginian and Roman. In 1856, XIXth century archaeologists, profiting from the start of construction of the canal bridge, could then estimate the dating of the first organized settlement that would give birth to Beziers, 27 centuries ago. They [uncovered] the skeleton of a warrior holding in each hand a "celuque" type ax (VIIth century BC). But this first habitat will permanently fix this bank's future urban Béziers. Because it will worry about putting people away from the river, and the torrential tribes armed troops crossing the river. So, with their highest regard towards the nearby hill, new people will build a "oppidum" facing the Ensérune. And because its location allows them to monitor the passage of the river, while observing the low plain of the Orb, the oppidum cehibérien "Baeterra" assert its dominance over this vast territory extending from the river Aude up Etang de Thau, and Caroux Mountains to the Mediterranean. The earliest houses ford will then function as a Béziers outport, putting the city in communication with the Mediterranean. Orb, Canal du Midi and the Mediterranean have met here: this is a trilogy that has symbolic value for Biterrois
Location. 43° 20.119′ N, 3° 12.805′ E. Marker is in Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon, in Hérault Départment. Marker is on Quai Commandant Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Touch for map. This marker is located in a park on the north side, of the east end of the Canal du Midi canal-bridge crossing over the Orb River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Quai Commandant Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon 34500, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. [Gare du Beziers] (approx. half a kilometer away); Pierre Paul Riquet (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Hôtel de Ville (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Pepezuc (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); La Chapelle des Recollets (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Les Halles (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Béziers Se Souvient (approx. one kilometer away); Beziers Citizens Murdered (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beziers.
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