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Pre-1900 photographs of Lyon, France. Postcards, Colorized, Oldest Images, Lugdunum, Star Fort



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Howdy ya’ll. Today, we will look at over 150 highly detailed, old world photographs of Lyon, France. These photographs, in my opinion, paint a beautiful picture with highlights to the ancient Roman history of the area.

In this video we will examine the history of Lyon, referred to in ancient times as Lugdunum, from prehistory into the French Revolution. We will discuss the ancient Celtic ties, the Roman Retaining Walls, the Star Fort, while viewing an abundance of (mostly) labeled photographs. Also Lugdunum is pronounced like “LUG-DUNE-UM” (in the video I pronounce it “LUG-DONE-UM”).

We will have images from Old World postcards, as well as photo-chrome, or colorized photographs from around the year 1900 and earlier. Many structures in Lyon, including a handful of monuments of Napoleon, look almost identical to monuments I covered in my last video on Richmond, Virginia.

Overall, this video is to share with you a vast collection of images of Lyon, France which detail the important architecture throughout time. I’d love to hear your thoughts about the photographs down below, and I can’t wait to discuss the narrative with you down below. Enjoy!

Links for further research:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Lyon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lugdunum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaul

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallia_Lugdunensis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctuary_of_the_Three_Gauls
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