Roman Paris Located West of Modern City

Expatica: New research has determined that Lutetia, the Roman precursor of modern Paris, was located not on the Ile de la Cite but ten kilometers west near the modern suburb of Nanterre. Historians have long placed Lutetia, the home of the Parisii tribe, around modern Paris's historic Ile de la Cite, but new research may have proven otherwise. Recent archaeological digs near Nanterre show a developed urban area with cobbled streets and a market square 10 kilometers west of Paris. Lutetia was first mentioned in Caesar's book on the Gallic Wars, but no precise location for the city was given.

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