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RAJAT Commune of Murol, Puy-de-Dôme, France.

The plateau of Rajat constitutes the summit of a spur located N of Murol. It has an altitude of 1,084 m and dominates the valleys around it by ca. 200 m. The ruins of a small hilltop temple of Celtic type were excavated near the end of the plateau in 1954-57. The cella is open to the E and measures 4.40 sq. m. Around it there was a flagged area. However, the wall which must have enclosed this area has not been found around its entire circumference. A test pit under the beton floor of the cella revealed no older remains. A bronze statuette of Harpokrates has been found in a small building next to the cella. Coins range from a small Gallic piece (Epad) to Arcadius. The artifacts are kept in the town hall at Murol.


H. Verdier, “Le Sanctuaire de Rajat,” Gallia 21 (1963) 241-47.


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