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A complex of Gallo-Roman substructures has been under excavation since 1956 in the La Garenne area, one of which may well belong to a sanctuary used in the 3d c., as shown by the coins and pottery found there. Adjoining the building were a series of rooms with hypocausts.

Aerial photographs have revealed a few km away traces of buildings scattered over an area of about 40 ha, at the place known as Las Terres Noires. A number of Gallic and Roman coins were found on the surface as well as a bronze statue of a sleeping Cupid, now in the Louvre. The settlement included at least two fana and some baths, possibly a basilica and a theater. The pottery dates from the 1st and 2d c.

Some archaeologists believe the site to be Riobe, which is mentioned in the Peutinger Table; others have located that statio at Maison-Rouge, a village near Châteaubleau, or next to the Mirvaux farm (in the commune of Saint-Just).


Archives de la direction des Antiquités hist. de la Région parisienne (1960-70).


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