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Archeological Crypt in Grenoble (65km)

Archeological Crypt in Grenoble (65km)

The museum was created in 1846. As for the crypt, it was listed as a Historical Monument on February 26th, 1850. The Saint-Oyand crypt is one of the very first monuments to be classified as a Historical Monument, thanks to the intervention of Prosper Mérimée and Radulph de Gournay. The chancel and the chevet of the church were listed as Historical Monuments on July 30th 1909. The complete site (church and excavated areas) were listed as Historical Monuments on August 10th 1977.
The crypt is accessible through the former Episcopal palace. A postern of the rampart which surrounded the town from the third to the sixteenth century is preserved. The early Christian baptistry and annexes, which were in use from the fourth to the eleventh century, demonstrate how the cathedral was organized during early Christian times, during which only the bishop had the right to baptize the catechumens...



http://www.musee-archeologique-grenoble.fr

[21/08/2009]



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