Ruins of Cemenelum


James Blake Wiener
published on 28 November 2017
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Cemenelum was an important Roman town that was chosen by the Emperor Augustus as the capital of the Roman province of Alpes Maritimae, on the Ligurian coast, in 14 BCE. It is today surrounded by the Cimiez neighborhood of Nice, France. The Kemenelon Hill ("Cemenelum" in Latin) was a base of the Ligures Vediantii (or "Vediantians") during the 3rd-2nd century BCE, and Cemenelum was a prosperous, commercial rival of Nikaia (Νίκαια), which is presently the city of Nice. The archeological site incorporates three ensembles of baths built between the 2nd and 3rd century CE.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.


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