In the commune of
Saint-Julien-Près-Bort. Ruins were discovered in 1965
and excavated in 1966-68. One building was uncovered
and three strata revealed.
The lowest stratum, covered with a thick layer of grit,
has yielded many potsherds in the Gallo-Roman tradition and shows signs of occupation from the end of Gallic independence to the reign of Nero.
In the middle stratum a villa, now almost completely
excavated, has a series of rooms opening on a large
courtyard to the SW.
Only the foundations of the third stratum remain.
Here the ground level of an estate seems to have been
raised and the building enlarged. These changes took
place quite late: coins found in the two levels show they
were occupied from the reign of Volusianus to that of
Crispus. However, pottery found in the same strata
points to a 2d c. occupation. The function of this building
remains uncertain, and the small size of some of the
rooms is as yet unexplained.
Reports of excavations 1966 & 1968,
Groupe Spéléologique et Archéologique du Camping-Club-de-France.