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Researching the Arles basilica. Archaeologist using a laptop computer while working at the archaeological site of the early Christian basilica discovered in Arles, France. The semi- circular area, partially seen at right, is the stage area of the amphitheatre part of the basilica complex. This basilica, thought to be one of the first cathedrals in what was then Gaul, was discovered in 2003. The remains date from the 4th century, when the Roman Empire had adopted Christianity as its official religion.
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