Narbonne - basilica

Narbo Martius: important Roman city in Roman France, capital of Gallia Narbonensis, modern Narbonne.


In the course of the third century, many houses in Narbo Martius (Narbonne) were abandoned, and in the fourth century, a church was built on top of them. The basilica covered part of the House of the Genius; several old walls were reused. Underneath the crypt, traces of a baptistery have been found, together with several sarcophagi and an amphora that was the final resting place of a young child.

After the fifth century, the religious building was abandoned and the area went into decline.