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Nîmes

 (nēm)
A city of southern France northeast of Montpellier. Thought to have been founded by Greek colonists, it was one of the leading cities of Roman Gaul and has many important ruins dating from the first and second centuries ad.

Nîmes

(French nim)
n
(Placename) a city in S France: Roman remains including an amphitheatre and the Pont du Gard aqueduct. Pop: 147 114 (2006)

Nîmes

(nim)

n.
a city in S France: Roman ruins. 132,343.
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'One of the best-preserved Roman temples is the Maison Carree (Square House) in Nimes, which used to be a Roman colony called Nemausus. The temple was built in 4-7 A.D.
Above the reptile were the letters 'COL NEM', abbreviations for 'Colonia Nemausensis': this city of southern Gaul lay strategically on the Via Domitia, the route that linked Italy with Spain, and having been conquered by the Romans in the second century BC, in 44BC Nemausus (to give Nimes its ancient name) had been made a colony.
Le premier regroupe les bronzes republicains frappes dans des ateliers extra-peninsulaires, as onciaux en circulation depuis plusieurs siecles, emissions pompeiennes et bronzes des ateliers gaulois de Lugdunum, Vienna et Nemausus, que l'on adapte a une nouvelle metrologie : la partition vise alors a obtenir des as d'un poids theorique de 10/11 g--le dupondius de Vienna, cat.
(51) Uno de los pocos ejemplos conocidos se desarrollo en Nemausus. Se ha comprobado que el nucleo urbano no fue ocupado nunca en su totalidad.
Las encontramos resenadas, siempre al servicio de importantes familias, en nucleos urbanos de Italia, como en Corfinium (84), o tambien en ciudades de provincias, como en Nemausus (Gallia Narbonesis) (85) o en Thugga (Africa proconsularis) (86).
Todo ello le sirvio para considerar que la ciudad habia sido trazada con todo su perimetro amurallado desde un principio, desechando la idea de una cerca primitiva, al estilo de las planificaciones urbanas de Augustodunum, Arelate, Nemausus y otras ciudades galas.
I will also argue that, as a result, this selection subsequently influenced the designs of Octavian's gold and silver AEGVPTO CAPTA coinage, the bronze Nemausus coinage, and the coinage of Juba II of Mauretania.
A photographic exhibition reflecting the unique qualities of Erskine's iconic Byker Redevelopment in the context of other world-class architectural developments such as the Unite d'Habitation, Nemausus and Chandigarh.
Former enfant terrible of France's nouvelle vague gets his own grown-up show, tracing a trajectory from early projects such as Nemausus experimental housing in Nimes to a new national museum of anthropology in Paris.
Built by Marcus Agrippa, son-in-law of the Emperor Augustus in 19BC the aqueduct once formed part of a 50-kilometre-system bringing water from the River Eure to Nimes, then an important Gallo-Roman city known as Nemausus. The importance of the aqueduct was recognised as long ago as 1840 when it was first listed as a protected monument.