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Paris Metro 36 - Fragments of Ancient Reliefs

Vintage printing-out print of Paris Metro construction ca. 1905. On decorative mount 10 x 13.5 inches (27x34 cm) titled "Construction du Chemin de Fer Métropolitain Municipal de Paris / Traversée e la Seine au Chatelet / Fragments de bas-reliefs découverts dans la fouille d'une galerie sous la quai de la cité / 25 Août 1905". Print size 6.75 x 9.25 inches (17x23 cm).   (Ref# gb37.36)

These fragments seem reminiscent of the Roman era, and indeed, the “Île de la Cité” in the Seine served as a fortified center of for Roman Lutetia and later Paris.

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