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The bronze giants



It’s difficult to imagine what Nyon, the Colonia Iulia Equestrislooked like 2000 years ago, in Roman times! Through the centuries, a lot of things have changed in people’s habits and their way of life.

The only clues that have survived are the discoveries made by the archaeologists when they dig in the ground. This is how the bronze fragments from Nyon were found. Fragments are broken parts of much bigger objects. In this case, we know that these parts came from statues that were human sized, or bigger.

These statues were made out of bronze. Bronze is a mixture of metals (an alloy) that was difficult to make and was very expensive. These statues were therefore very valuable and precious

 

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