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Archaeologists  works  on July 31, 2017, on the archaeological antiquity site of Sainte-Colombe, near Vienne, eastern France.
Remains of an entire neighbourhood of the Roman city of Vienne have been uncovered in Sainte-Colombe, with lavish residences decorated with mosaics, a philosophy school and shops. The dig of the site, discovered prior to housing construction on a parcel of 5000 m2, began in April 2017 and was due to last six months, but have been extended to December 15, 2017, after the site was classified as an "exceptional discovery" by the French Culture Minsitry. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK        (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)
Archaeologists  works  on July 31, 2017, on the archaeological antiquity site of Sainte-Colombe, near Vienne, eastern France.
Remains of an entire neighbourhood of the Roman city of Vienne have been uncovered in Sainte-Colombe, with lavish residences decorated with mosaics, a philosophy school and shops. The dig of the site, discovered prior to housing construction on a parcel of 5000 m2, began in April 2017 and was due to last six months, but have been extended to December 15, 2017, after the site was classified as an "exceptional discovery" by the French Culture Minsitry. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK        (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

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Archaeologists uncover the 'French Pompeii'

Archaeologists in France have unearthed a well-preserved ancient Roman Empire-era town, complete with mosaics and furniture left intact.

Archaeologists uncover the 'French Pompeii'

Archaeologists in France have unearthed a well-preserved ancient Roman Empire-era town, complete with mosaics and furniture left intact.