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Swiss Made Amber

The Amber Route during the Roman Empire. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Greeks, Romans, Celtic and other European peoples highly valued amber, a precious stone. Archeological amber finds are made throughout Europe. The finds date from the older stone age ( c .10000-4000 BC), the later stone Age (c. 4000-1800 BC), the Bronze Age (c. 1800-500 BC) and Greek and Roman times. The Roman (provincial) elite … Read more » “Swiss Made Amber”

Romanization in Lombardy and Italian Switzerland

Poster of the Exhibition. Photo: Santa Giulia Museum Brexia

The tribes of the Po Valley in Northern Italy had different attitudes towards the military and political ambitions of Rome in the last century before Christ. Some were hostile to Rome (the Insubrians), some concluded an alliance (Venetians and Cenomanes), and others remained hesitant (Ligurians). After the conquest in the last decades before Christ, the … Read more » “Romanization in Lombardy and Italian Switzerland”

Switzerland and the Roman Empire

Swiss territory and Roman provinces 14 AD. Marc Zanoli. Photo: Wikipedia.

The population of Switzerland before the conquest by the Romans in the last decades before Christ consisted of Celtic tribes. Geneva was already occupied since 120 BC as most northern city of the Allobroges and Roman province of Gaul Transalpine, the regions Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Rhône Alpes, except the independent city state of Massilia … Read more » “Switzerland and the Roman Empire”