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SAINTE-ANASTASIE Locality of Castelvieil (Marbacum in the Middle Ages), canton of St-Chaptes, Gard, France.

Important pre-Roman and Gallo-Roman oppidum overlooking the Gardon gorges N of Nimes. Although this fortified native settlement has never been systematically explored, it has yielded an abundant and precious collection of artifacts, particularly pre-Roman ones.

One funerary bust of a helmeted warrior with engraved breastplate, and another of the torso of a seated figure, have been discovered at the village of Russan in the environs of Sainte-Anastasie, an area heavily populated in antiquity. These sculptures and all finds from the oppidum are in the Musée Archéologique in Nimes.


Carte archéologique de la Gaule romaine, fasc. VIII, Gard (1941) 185-86, nos. 275-76; F. Benoit, L'art primitif méditerranéen de la vallée du Rhône (1955)I.


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