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            The origin of the name TERRICIAË

According to the sources of Wikipedia:
The oppidum of Jean Jean is an archeological site situated in the North of the municipality of Mouriès, in Bouches-du-Rhône. It goes back to the protohistoric period. It was the object of searches of the archaeologist Fernand Benoit of 1935 in 1942. It is about an oppidum situated in a basin surrounded with two rock bars calcaires in the North and in the South which join in the East to train one acropole. Fortifications of several times were identified with it, giving evidence of the populating of this oppidum of life in the Ier centuries before J.-C.
Is the oppidum the site of the classic art Tericiae?

The map of Peutinger makes a reference to a place named Tericias (Tericiae)

The Table of Peutinger (Tabula Peutingeriana or Peutingeriana Tabula Itineraria), called also " Map of the stages of Castorius ", copies of the XIIIe century of a former Roman map where appear roads and main cities of Roman Empire which established the program publicus made a reference to a place which it calls Tericias, trains dative of Tericiae. From east to west, since Aix-en-Provence to the Rhône, we read it the following names: Aquis Sextis XVIII Pisavis XVIII Te [ r ] icias. These indications locate Tericiae on the territory of the municipality of Mouriès, a little on the West the village. But numerous researchers wondered as for its identification, its Latin name being seems not taken place in a modern place-name. And we could logically wonder as if to knowing if you will not should see in the oppidum of Jean Jean the site of the classic art Tericiae.

It one is called Villevieille, an antique dealer in Montpellier which, the first one, suggested seeing in Tericiae the classic art Mouriès. The historian-prefect, Christophe de Villeneuve-Bargemon ( 1824 ), locates the city on the property of Jean-Jean. In 1884, Isidore Gilles proposes the district of Castelette, situated between the village of Mouriès and Jean Jean. Since 1895 and the studies of L. Rochetin, it seems established that it is necessary to see Tericiae below him oppidum. According to Fernand Benoit, once the Roman peace installed in bass-Provence, the population of the oppidum would have come down in the plain which it would have colonized, giving birth to the city of Tericiae. Sanctimonious propose even a precise site, between Jean Jean, Castellas, the Mazet(Small Provençal country cottage) and hamlet of Baumettes.For Patrice Arcelin, on the other hand, the coexistence of Jean Jean and Tericiae testify of the creation of suburbs in the antique housing environments in all Alpilles; we observe the same phenomenon to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, from life century BC, with the populating of the mount Gaussier set back from Glanum.


What's to be done to Mouriès:


· Major Archeological site of the chain(channel) of Alpilles for its surface and its duration of its activity(occupation), since 7 ème century before Jesus Christ until 3 ème century later Jesus Christ

· Golf of Mouriès, domain of Servanne

· Tennis 3 grounds

· Climbs: Jean Jean to Mouriès ( 2h / 6km ) also a site to Aureille, to Fontvieille and to Paradou

. Horseback riding at the "Petit Roman"

· Wine cellars: visit and tasting

· Olive Oils: visit and tasting

· Bare of the heritage: Mouriès, it church, its chapels, the Mas of Brau...

In Arles, Caesar is at his home.


Caesar, the Rhône for the record.

To the museum of Arles and Provence Classic arts, peninsula of the Roman circus, ARLES TÉL.: 00 33 (0) 490 188 888

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