Basilica at Augusta Raurica

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James Blake Wiener
published on 27 November 2018

The basilica was the administration and court building of Augusta Raurica. The basilica was richly furnished and decorated – a veritable palace for Roman authorities. The basilica was renovated at least once. The retaining wall of the earlier basilica and the wastewater channel of the forum can still be seen by visitors today. The earlier building, which had been destroyed by fire towards the end of the 1st century CE, was rebuilt on a larger scale.

About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2018, November 27). Basilica at Augusta Raurica. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James B. "Basilica at Augusta Raurica." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 27, 2018.

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Wiener, James B. "Basilica at Augusta Raurica." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Nov 2018. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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