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BIBRACTE

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 911 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BIBRACTE, an ancient Gaulish town, the modern Mont Beuvray, near. Autun in France. Here, on a hilltop 2500 ft. above sea-level, excavation has revealed a vast area of 330 acres, girt with a stone and wood rampart 3 M. long, and containing the remains of dwelling-houses, a temple of Bibractis, and the workshops of iron and bronze workers and enamellers. It was the capital of the Aedui in the time of Julius Caesar. Later on Augustus removed the inhabitants to his new town Augustodfinum (Autun), to destroy the free native traditions. Another far more obscure town in Gaul, near Reims, also bore the name. See Eulliot, Fouilles de Beuvray; Dechelette, Oppidum de Bibracte; also references 5.v. AEDU1.
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