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The Siege of Alesia | Image | BoardGameGeek Oh my god. A board game on the Battle of Alesia. A. Board. Game. I want this.

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ROMAN FORTIFICATIONS-- Battle of Alesia.

Reconstruction of Roman Fortifications, Alesia Burgundy- ANNEE 52 av JC; Révolte de Vercingétorix, 4) Fin de la révolte, VERCINGETORIX SE REND A ALESIA, 20: La réputation de César revient à son apogée, après 2/3 années sombres, depuis la bataille d'Aduataca et l'insurrection totale de la Gaule. César fait publier les derniers livres de ses campagnes pour regagner le coeur des foules romaines, et son oeuvre a un succès exceptionnel.

Vercingetorix, One of the greatest Celtic Warriors of Gaul and all time-in defiance against the filth of Rome

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from BBC News

France's ancient Alesia dispute rumbles on

It was the battle in which Julius Caesar beat the Gauls under Vercingetorix, thus bringing France into the Roman world. Had it gone the other way, the French might have ended up German. In the Asterix comic book The Chieftain's Shield, the opening scene shows Vercingetorix throwing his weapons not before, but on Caesar's feet. Right now, there is an added reason to contemplate this key moment in early European history. An impressive new museum-cum-activity centre has just opened…

The Foundation of Paris Circa 250 BCE A Celtic iron age tribe called the Parisii established a fishing village near the river Seine. Caesar's Gallic Wars 58 BCE – 51 BCE Roman proconsul Julius Caesar waged a series of military campaigns called the Gallic Wars against several Gallic tribes. The Gallic Wars culminated in the decisive Battle of Alesia in 52 BCE, in which a complete Roman victory resulted in the expansion of the Roman Republic over the whole of Gaul.

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Julius Caesar crossed the English Channel for his invasion of Britain, on this day 26th August, 55BC

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