11 juin 2007

Saint-Amable of Riom

The name of Riom is of origin Celtic: Ricomagum, the borough arverne, (Vicus Ricomagensis) “the rich person gone”, of rico, rich person and of magum, gone, indicates an economic center to the important commercial functions with the crossroads of two great ways, the road of the valley Allier (the Claudia way connecting Augusto-Nemetum, Clermont-Ferrand, in Avaricum, Bourges) and that of the Atlantic Ocean.The area of Riom was probably populated early. Can one advance a human presence around 20.000 years before the... [Lire la suite]
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11 juin 2007

Notre-Dame of Taxat-Senat ?

With the Mandet museum the supposed statue of Notre-Dame of Taxat-Senat is. This statue representing a virgin in majesty dates from XIIème century and thus comes from the area from Clermont-Ferrand. It has a cavity dug in its back and a trace of medallion on the level of the neck which leave think that it was used as reliquary, like Notre-Dame de Vauclair.
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