On - Location
One of several Workshop locations.
 
Inhabited by man since antiquity, a site of Cults & Divinities from the old Mediterranean. In popular belief its sacred water source, is associated with an entrance to the underworld.

 
Anticipating the fall of Rome it was destroyed by the barbarians in the 3rd century. A fantôme city lost for 15 centuries, appearing in ancient texts & and seen - only on fantastical maps. Reappearing when excavations began in 1921
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In the year 40 AD
Legend has it that a miraculous voyage ended here. Where the endless flatlands and lagoons of the Camargue meet the ancient Rhône delta and the Mediterranean.

A boat without sail or oar carrying St. Mary Jacobé (sister of the Virgin Mary) ; St. Mary Magdalene (the whore whom Jesus forgave) ; St. Mary Salomé (mother of the apostles James & John) ; St. Lazarus (whom Jesus brought back to life) later to became Bishop of Marseille; St. Marthe, his sister; St. Maximin ; St. Sidonius (to whom Jesus gave sight) and Sara, their black servant - Landed.

Lost as if in the midst of the gates to the underworld

The Roman Arena. Arles. 1st Century
An arena of ritual death between animals and Gladiators, and for a while Christians. Games which might last for a week. Transformed into a Fort during the Middle Ages as a defence against saracen invasions , the Arena became a city in-itself with over two hundred houses, including two churches. Restored to its former self in 1830. Now a rendezvous for bull fighting.
Aphrodite. 1st century
Goddess of love and beauty, born of the wave. Seduced fools, men and gods.

Said to laugh gently at those whom she tricked, nobody could resist her, not even the wise.

Discovered 1823 in the Antique Théatre. Arles.
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