Lunel Agglo: A successful immersion in ancient times for Year XIII of Ambrussum

Lunel Agglo: A successful immersion in ancient times for Year XIII of Ambrussum

Up or down, it only takes an inch to decide the life of a gladiator. A.C.

Lunel Agglo: A successful immersion in ancient times for Year XIII of Ambrussum

Un combat-spectacle donné par la compagnie Les Portes de l'Histoire. A. C.

Lunel Agglo: A successful immersion in ancient times for Year XIII of Ambrussum

The trade demonstrations using ancestral techniques won over the visitors. A.C.

Lunel Agglo: A successful immersion in ancient times for Year XIII of Ambrussum

Brasser du vent ? Non, plutôt de la bière. Comme aux temps de l'Antiquité. A. C.

Large craft market and gladiator show attracted nearly 1,000 visitors this Friday evening July 5.

Some people relate it to misfortune. But let's not have a Last Supper. The number 13 brought good luck to the Ambrussum site and museum team, this Friday evening July 5, on the occasion of its birthday.

Since the opening in 2011, the staff who have succeeded one another at the Villetelle structure have continued to develop cultural, educational and archaeological events around its history which spans 800 years , from the 4th century BC to the 4th century AD.

From artisans to ancestral demonstrations

It is well worth blowing out a little extra flame each year with an event that pays homage to these ancestors who had the good idea to leave us the historical and architectural memory of their passage.

13 years, therefore, celebrated with a large audience – between 800 and 1,000 people – to wander between the twenty stalls of the craft market which opened the event at 6 p.m.

Potters, weavers, glassmakers, bronzers, brewers, jewelry makers… all performed demonstrations of their craft using techniques from the ancient age; all being specialists in experimental archaeology. And for this vintage, visitors could, for the first time, acquire the objects put on sale by the artisans.

In the days of gladiators on foot and on horseback

The crowd then crowded into the stands and on the side of the Ambrussum hill to watch the gladiator show given, around 9 p.m., by the company Les Portes of History. Fights on foot and on horseback brought their share of distraction, applause, thumbs up and also thumbs down!

A total success, which we hope to be repeated in Year XIV, for the four gladiators of modern times Émilie Beaudon and Simon Azéma, the co-directing pair of Ambrussum, and the two mediators Manon Le Vannier and Coraline Bordeneuve. Without forgetting their faithful technical steed: Michel Reboul.

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