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Neolithic Revolution

Subject: Archaeology

[Ge] A term popularized by Gordon Childe in the 1940s to reflect the huge impact on life that was made by the development and spread of farming, which he saw as one of two ...

Paris parks and gardens

Paris parks and gardens   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Society and culture, Lifestyle, Home, and garden, Art & Architecture
Length:
4,503 words
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3

...parks and gardens . Paris is an ancient place but most of our knowledge of gardens is relatively recent. There was a neolithic settlement here in the 5th millennium bc —on the site of the modern quai de Bercy to the east of the city's epicentre—but Paris may be said to have started when the Celtic tribe of the Parisii established itself in the 2nd century bc on what is today the Île de la Cité which by the 3rd century ad was fortified to repel the barbarians. The Île de la Cité has remained the historic heart of Paris from which the city expanded...

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