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CHÂTEAUPONSAC Dept. Haute Vienne France.

A prehistoric oppidum at the place called Chegurat. Of the fortified spur type, it overlooks the Semme valley.

In 1961 a dig at the village of La Bussière-Etable revealed a Gallo-Roman settlement that was occupied from the 1st to the 3d c. A.D. When a tumulus was excavated in 1956, also at La Bussière-Etable, a chariot tomb was found dating from the time of the barbarians (3d c A.D.); it held a large number of grave gifts that can be seen at the Musée des Antiquités Nationales at St. Germain-en-Laye. At the Musée Notre Terroir at Châteauponsac can be seen burial chests and Gallo-Roman objects uncovered in the course of the various excavations in this commune.


“Les decouvertes de la Bussière-Etable,” Bull. de la Sahl (1950) 130; (1965) 53.


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