A remarkable discovery was made in 1968 of 1500 sculptures and 8500 fragments dating to the approximately AD 1 to 50. The excavation uncovered pottery offerings, coins and the Chamalieres tablet (a leaden tablet inscribed with a religious text). In situ photographs of a wooden sculpture during excavation.

Wooden sculpture of a horseman.


Two full figure wooden statues.

Bust of a woman showing details of hair and face.

Bust of a male showing details of hair and clothing.

Bust of a figure with worn facial features.

Bust of a figure with worn facial details.

Four wooden figures shown wearing cloakes.

Three wooden busts.

An arm holding an offering and two legs.

Three arms with offerings and a leg.


Waist and legs of a human figure.

Heads to wooden mallets.

Two arms with offerings.

Three arms.

Three legs.

Hands and arms.

Offerings found at the site.

Figurines and a dipper in situ.

Pottery offerings in situ.

Gray burnished pottery vessel.

White slipped bowl with red strips.

White slipped bowl with red strips.

White slipped pitcher.

White slipped pitcher with incised letters.

White slipped pitcher with a single line of red paint.

White slipped bowl with red lines.

Bowl with white painted lines.

Dice and pebble tokens.



Hazelnuts and kernals.

Bust in situ.

Site during excavation.

Site during excavation.

Leaden tablet with religious insciption.

Drawing of the Chamalieres tablet.

French translation of the text on the leaden tablet.

French text about the discovery and interpretation of Chamalieres.

Location of the site on a modern street map.
Webpage created 28 November 2008