||| THE PILLAR OF THE NAUTES OF LUTECE
A PILLAR OF 5 M HIGH
A CLUE FOR
AN EDIFICE ON THE SEINE
THE BOAT BRAND
A MIX OF
A MYSTERIOUS MONUMENT
This pillar is the oldest monument of Paris known (early 1st century AD). Its remains (partial and degraded) were discovered in 1710 under Notre Dame and are today exposed to the National Museum of the Middle Ages (Thermes de Cluny).
His faces testify to the meeting of two cultures, Celtic and Roman, who fought and mingled before disappearing. The sculptors also give us clues about the life of Gallo-Romans in full prosperity, thanks to the exchanges with the Empire of Rome at the beginning of the "pax romana". It represents Celtic and Roman deities in a monumental ensemble dedicated by the boatmen of Lutetia to the Emperor Tiberius.
This assemblage of 4 blocks of limestone carved on 4 sides (+ a base and a possible statue at the top) was 5 to 6 m high and about 80/100 cm at the base.
Its location was probably on the Ile de la Cité, near the ancient ancient port. It was to hit visitors coming to discover the Gallo-Roman city, its neighborhoods and monuments (theater, amphitheater, forum, baths, ...).
3D Pillar Scan (NMR) at the Cluny Museum
THE CHALLENGE :
Participate in the reconstitution of
the ancient pillar of the nautes of Lutetia