A new guide has just been published to discover the archaeological site of Saint-Blaise, in Martigues

A new guide has just been published to discover the archaeological site of Saint-Blaise, in Martigues
A new guide has just been published to discover the archaeological site of Saint-Blaise, in Martigues

It is beautiful and we find everything we could hope for, see or read on 150 pages: explanatory and literary texts, photos, paintings, plans, maps and watercolors. With a chronology, a glossary, a bibliography, a tour of the new pavilion on the Castillon plateau and finally practical information. And the icing on the cake, unique reproductions of bas-reliefs and oil paintings.

It is the result of enormous work by the five authors and contributors. Jean Chausserie-Laprée is a heritage curator and archaeologist for the City of Martigues.

He wrote most of the many texts. Sandrine Duval, archaeologist in the town’s art, history and archeology department, is also an illustrator. She wrote about the southern bastion and enriched the book with her watercolors. Marie Valenciano is a heritage conservation officer and archaeologist for the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis. The one who is also a lecturer at the university intervenes in the guide for the medieval period.

A site discovered in 1935

Nathalie Romeuf and Lionel Roux, responsible for the presentation, are both geologists and teachers.

Saint-Blaise is one of the highlights of archeology and history in our country. This site has experienced several periods of occupation over 5 millennia.

Discovered in July 1935 by Henri Rolland, still excavated in the 21st century, the site has also undergone modifications and has sparked a renewal of its knowledge.

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