Monday, 29 June 2009

163 FR - Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange (1981)

Brief Description

"Situated in the Rhone valley, the ancient theatre of Orange, with its 103-m-long facade, is one of the best preserved of all the great Roman theatres. Built between A.D. 10 and 25, the Roman arch is one of the most beautiful and interesting surviving examples of a provincial triumphal arch from the reign of Augustus. It is decorated with low reliefs commemorating the establishment of the Pax Romana."

"奥朗日古剧场坐落在隆河河谷(Rhone valley),正面长103米,是所有古罗马剧场中保存最完好的剧场之一。罗马凯旋门建造于公元10至25年,是从奥古斯都统治时期保存下来的外省凯旋 门中最精美、最有意义的一个,上面刻有浅浮雕,用以纪念罗马帝国统治下的和平与繁荣。"
Source UNESCO WH website

Roman Theatre

Triumphal Arch of Orange

Saturday, 27 June 2009

872 FR - Historic Site of Lyons (1998)

Brief Description

"The long history of Lyons, which was founded by the Romans in the 1st century B.C. as the capital of the Three Gauls and has continued to play a major role in Europe's political, cultural and economic development ever since, is vividly illustrated by its urban fabric and the many fine historic buildings from all periods."

Source UNESCO WH website