Legal row over true site of Gauls' battle victory over Romans


A government decree making a village location in central France a national heritage site on archeologists' advice that it was where the 25BC Battle of Gergovia was played out, when an army of Gauls defeated that of Roman emperor Julius Caesar, is being legally challenged by the Patrimoine-Environnement association which insists that the real battlefield was four kilometres away, at a spot soon to be covered in solar panels.

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When Julius Caesar and his Roman legions conquered the lands now known as France, Belgium and Switzerland, resistance was led by an indomitable Gaulish warrior reports The Times.