image courtesy of Bibracte.
In the heart of a 1000-hectare forest in the French region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté nestles Bibracte, a town that was home to between 5 and 10,000 inhabitants during the pivotal period of the Roman conquest of Gaul. A short-lived town, capital of the Aedui people, which was a major centre of trade, commerce and politics in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. The site is protected both as a Historic Monument and a remarkable landscape and the site museum welcomes 50,000 visitors a year.
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Today, Bibracte is a place where researchers, excavators, tourists and walkers meet, but is not just a museum and an archaeological site, it is also a number of development projects carried out by researchers and mediators. Since 1985, the site has been the subject of a voluntary policy of enhancement by the Ministry of Culture. Today it is managed by a public establishment, Bibracte EPCC (Etablissement public de Coopération culturelle) which runs an international archaeological research program involving various European universities. Bibracte EPCC is also very involved in international cooperation, both in the field of archaeology and cultural heritage management, notably through the activities of the Pôle international de formation et d’échange des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux. Bibracte also participates on a permanent basis in research-action projects aimed at using heritage as a lever for local development.
From today Bibracte is a Photoconsortium’s new member.
Enter the virtual gallery and discover more than 150 objects from the museum’s collections and Bibracte’s world, brought together in an interactive exploration