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    Default Derelict museum of Roman history....in France!.


    We actually passed this last year without paying it any attention, but yesterday we stopped on our way back from visiting a ruined castle....sooooo glad we stopped!!!...back in the year 72 B.C the Roman general Pompey established a town...the ruins of which remain to this day & eventually a museum was built to house stuff such as coins,pottery,statues,sarcophagi,etc,etc that were unearthed at the site...whether or not it was a private house first I don't know...but it appears to date from the 16th century, the building itself is in a fairly good state of repair, the roof's good so it's dry inside, some of the windows are smashed and there is only one bit of graffiti inside....it's a cool place and I would LOVE to buy it if I was ever in the position.....


































    LOADS more pics from this find and others here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/123148087@N06/

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    Your right this is a beautiful house and not knocked about either!Amazing find and thanks for sharing.

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    What an interesting site and history, love the stone fireplace and ruins.

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    wow...what a find and really really different too. Thanks fir sharing.

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    What a lovely old place, loving all of the stonework!
    Thanks for sharing! :)
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    Amazing, loved looking at this..

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