22 May 2016

Narbo Martius (France)

Kaart Narbo Martius klein

Narbo Martius, the present Narbonne, was a city in the south of France, founded in 118 BC. It was the first Roman colony outside Italy. The harbour was used for the navy by Julius Caesar as well as by Pompeius. Around 46 BC Julius Caesar built a new harbour, while the emperor Augustus re-organized the city. Narbo Martius became the capital of Gallia Narbonensis and from that time on was called Colonia Iulia Paterna Narbo Martius.

Narbo was an important link between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The city was located strategically at a point where two Roman roads were constructed, the Via Domitia, which connected Italy with Spain, and the Via Aquitania, from Narbo Martius towards the Atlantic Ocean. The city had a trading office in Ostia on the Piazzale delle Corporazioni (statio 32). At Port Vendres, 100 km to the south of Narbonne, an important shipwreck has been investigated.

See also:
"Narbonne, gate to the Celtic world" , also available in Dutch.
- "Searching for the harbour of Saint Martin le Bas", also available in Dutch.
.
- Movie about excavations at Le Clos de la Lombarde by Les Amis du Clos de la Lombarde.
- Movie about an anchor found in Port-La-Nautique by Restit3D.
- Movie about the shipwreck of Port Vendres (English subtitles), by the Agence française pour la biodiversité. Also available with Dutch subtitles.
- Complete video about all the excavated sites of Narbonne including the several ports: 'Narbonne, the second Rome'
Narrated in French or German but also with Polish or English subtitles.

Waardeert u ons werk?

Steun ons dan door een donatie te doen!

Recente artikelen & projecten

Een Romeinse haven boven de Limes

Een Romeinse haven boven de Limes

De landstreek in het noorden van het Romeinse Rijk werd bewoont door een volk dat door de Romeinen Frisii (Friezen) werd genoemd. ...........

Lees meer...

Carthago

Carthago

Carthago werd in de negende eeuw voor Chr. gesticht aan de kust van Noord-Afrika als een Fenicische kolonie...........

Lees meer...

Thapsus, een bijna vergeten haven.

Thapsus, een bijna vergeten haven.

De stad werd ook wel Thapsus Minor genoemd om het te onderscheiden van de stad Thapsus op Sicilië...........

Lees meer...

Romeinse vuurtorens in de Middellandse Zee

Romeinse vuurtorens in de Middellandse Zee

Voor het ontstaan van duidelijk afgebakende havens werden zeevaarders geleid door vuren op heuveltoppen..........

Lees meer...

Een haven herontdekt

Een haven herontdekt

Statio 10 was, volgens het mozaïek (NAVICULARI MISUENSES HIC), een vertegenwoordiging van de havenstad Misua..........

Lees meer...
Laatste nieuws

About Roman Ports

Amor and PsycheWe are committed to providing versions of our articles and interviews in several languages, but our first language is English.

Please become a member of the Facebook group, which is our main communication platform. There you can learn about upcoming events and items of interest, post your own photos, or share any stories or general questions you may have.

If you have specific questions about our organisation, questions about financial issues, if you would like to assist in the production of our online magazine, or if you have specific requests or ideas for content, use our contactform below. You can contact us in any language!