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Marseille

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-12 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg II-12 map








Facts in brief:

Oldest of France's major cities; taken by Caesar 49 BC; deteriorated after decline of Roman Empire until 11th cen.; part of kingdom of Arles 879, of Provence 10th cen.; gained independence 13th cen.; passed to France 1481; important during 19th cen.

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