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Paris from the Earliest Period to the Present Day; Volume 1

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Author: William Walton
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,756 / 239 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.8
LoC Category: DC
Downloads: 461
Added to site: 2009.12.12 26002
Genre: History

thiques have been discovered in Paris and its environs,--a street of the Faubourg du Temple owes its name of Pierre-Levée (raised stone) to the fact that at its opening, in 1782, an enormous ancient rock was found artificially supported on two others, the funerary tumulus, or mound, which formerly covered it having disappeared.

As it is impossible to attribute any longer these prehistoric monuments to the "Celts," or to "their priests, the Druids," so do others of our historical illusions vanish. M. Duruy, in his learned Histoire de France, states that at the dawn of history the country known as Gaul was "divided between three or four hundred tribes (peuplades) belonging to the three great families,--the Celts, the Iberians, and the Belgians." M. Guizot says that "in the south were Iberians or Aquitanians, Phoenicians and Greeks; in the north and northwest, Kymrians or Belgians; everywhere else, Gauls or Celts, the most numerous settlers, who had the honor of giving their



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