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The Roman Ruins of Veringetroix

After touring the Alesia Museum we headed up the hill to where Vercingetroix and his army encamped.  In September of 52 B.C. Caesar laid siege to the hilltop fortress where 80,000 soldiers along with the local population were living.  In three weeks he built 18 kilometers of 15 ft. high revetments and 12 ft. deep ditches trapping Vercingetroix and his men.  Soon they began to run out of food and other necessities.  Eventually they expelled the women and ...

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