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UCETIA (Uzès) Gard, France.

Situated 25 km N of Nîmes, on the Alzon, a tributary of the Gardon, this oppidum, whose ancient name is known from inscriptions (CIL XII, 3362), should be identified as one of the 24 heavily populated oppida of the Volcae Arecomici, which under the Early Empire still formed a confederation with Nemausus as its capital (Strab. 4.1.12; Plin. 3.37).

The pre-Roman and Roman towns are covered by the modern city, but construction work continues to turn up chance architectural remains and especially inscriptions. In the environs of Uzès are found the Airan and Eure springs (Ura fons), which supplied Nîmes with its water by way of an aqueduct; numerous vestiges of it remain, such as the famous segment known as the Pont-du-Gard. There is a local archaeological museum.


Carte archéologique de la Gaule romaine, fasc. VIII, Gard (1941) 166-70, nos. 198-99, 160-62, no. 179; RE 8 A1 (1955) col. 547.


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    • Strabo, Geography, 4.1.12
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.4
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